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Edwards vs. Landry in O & G lawsuits

Louisiana wetlands

It doesn’t seem to be as much a battle between environmentalists and big oil as it does about a battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. The Louisiana Record reported Dec. 4 that the standoff between the two officials is partly due to the reversal of Judge Stephen Enright Jr.’s decision to allow Jefferson ...

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Flood board appeals dismissal of suit against oil companies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A south Louisiana flood board’s lawyers head to a federal appeals court in hopes of reviving a lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit in 2013. It claims coastal oil and gas activity contributed to damage and loss of wetlands that form a hurricane buffer for ...

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Lafourche’s oil spill money to go to coastal restoration

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Lafourche Parish has moved one step closer to spending $1.3 million in Restore Act money on five coastal restoration projects. The Daily Comet reports the Lafourche Parish Council approved the multi-year implementation plan at Tuesday’s meeting. The plan sets aside money to design and permit 5,500 acres of marsh creation along Louisiana Highway. 1 east of ...

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Louisiana’s coastal restoration to receive $10 million in federal funds

Louisiana legislatures in Washington have been championing the cause of coastal restoration for their state, and they’re starting to make some headway. Representatives Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond are just steps away from securing $10 million in federal funding for coastal restoration projects in Louisiana, according to WWLTV. As one of the major funding bills in Congress, according to Scalise, ...

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Miss. River diversion proponents use ad to state their case

BATON ROUGE, La. — A full-page advertisement that ran Sunday in a number of publications in Louisiana highlights the need for large, land-building diversions to be built along the Mississippi River as part of the state’s coastal restoration plan. Andy Nyman, a wetland scientist at Louisiana State University, said scientists discussed the need to counter misinformation being spread about future ...

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State coastal group approves $884 million spending plan

BATON ROUGE, La. — A plan for how $884 million will be spent on coastal protection and restoration in Louisiana in fiscal year 2016 has been approved by the state’s main coastal board. Although the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority was asked initially to join with other agencies in finding reductions in spending to the tune of $2.2 million to ...

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Carbon credits could help restore coastline

BATON ROUGE, La. — A new reports finds the ability of coastal wetlands to absorb, and retain, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases could be a means to help restore parts of Louisiana’s disappearing coastline. Sarah Mack, one of the report’s authors and president and CEO of Tierra Resources, tells The Advocate she doesn’t see carbon fully funding a coastal ...

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