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Analysis: Turf wars steal spotlight from Louisiana coastal issue

Louisiana, coastal wetlands, coastal loss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When a south Louisiana flood board and a few coastal parishes took oil and gas companies to court over coastal wetland loss it looked like a new chapter might be opening in Louisiana: government agencies taking political risks to hold a major industry accountable for environmental damage. Fans of old fashioned Louisiana politics can take heart, ...

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Landry seeks to take over parish coastal damage suits

The Louisiana coast at sunset. (Image: romaryka via Flickr)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry moved Tuesday to take over lawsuits filed by three parishes that claim oil and gas activities have damaged coastal wetlands. Landry’s office says it filed motions to intervene in 39 state court lawsuits filed by Cameron, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes against numerous oil and gas companies. The documents say Landry, as ...

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Report blames rig crew for 2013 gas well blowout

NEW ORLEANS  — A long-delayed federal investigative report into a Gulf well blowout two years ago has faulted the drilling rig’s crew for a blowout that destroyed the well at a cost of nearly $60 million. WWLTV (http://bit.ly/1Ktthrw ) reports that the findings of the investigation, released earlier this month, blames the drilling rig’s crew for not using a dense ...

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Fishermen oppose river diversions to fix Louisiana coast

WEST POINTE A LA HACHE, La.— Fishermen spoke out Tuesday against plans to rebuild coastal Louisiana by siphoning Mississippi River freshwater and sediment into the Bayou State’s disappearing sub-deltas. Fishermen voiced fears that new diversions could hurt fishing grounds when they spoke at a coastal restoration meeting at the historic Woodland Plantation on the Mississippi, southeast of New Orleans In ...

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