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Claiborne study to end after two more community forums

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A study that began last year as part of the city’s Livable Claiborne Communities Initiative will wrap up in October

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Levee board defends its oil-and-gas suit

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East—the local, levee board formed after Katrina—has been subjected to multiple, Jindal Administration jabs for

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State’s ‘waste tire program,’ after years of sputtering, cleans up its act
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Wirer Louisiana’s annual $11.2 million, waste tire program has tested the patience of state-certified processors or shredders with its slow bookkeeping. But the state’s effort is credited with ...
City, state still in the dark when it comes to energy efficiency
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Tuesday of last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in Washington D.C. released the 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the first ever ...
Under siege by tar sands, Gulf Coast ‘draws the line’
By Cherri Foytlin Contributing Writer (Special from Bridge The Gulf) – The first time I saw a picture pertaining to tar sands extraction was on Marty Cobenais’ computer. We were both attending ...
A rig drilling Encana’s Weyerhaeuser 73H-1 well in St. Helena Parish. Courtesy of Encana Oil & Gas USA.
Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Many Shreveport area residents were enriched by Haynesville, the nation’s top shale play before its wells started producing less. Farther south, activity in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ...
Corpsmembers from Limitless Vistas, Inc. help plant the new park Courtesy of thecorpsnetwork.orgd
Limitless Vistas prepares young residents for green jobs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer New Orleans East resident Darryl Lutcher, a former theater major, never thought he’d be an environmental technician at consultants Ardaman & Associates, Inc. in Jefferson—where he’s worked ...
Gulf Coast restoration plan is approved but lacks funding
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At a public meeting Wednesday, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council okayed an initial plan—expected to be fleshed out within the next year or so—to oversee spending ...
Environmental issues a concern for the future of Louisiana
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The rapid loss of Louisiana coastal wetlands continues to provoke state, local and community leaders to fight for funding for coastal restoration projects. According to The ...
In oil-producing regions, minor hurricanes cause major environmental damage
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — We’re now approaching the peak of hurricane season, with forecasters predicting a higher-than-average number of storms this year. As many as three ...

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