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Edwards defends contract with top fundraiser for legal work


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Defending his administration’s legal contract with a top fundraiser, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday accused Louisiana’s attorney general of fabricating politically motivated reasons for rejecting the lawyer’s contract to represent the state in litigation against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland loss. Edwards said Attorney General Jeff Landry either doesn’t understand or is ...

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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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Regulators relax monitoring of decade-old Gulf oil leak

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal regulators have relaxed a pollution monitoring requirement for a company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a slow-motion spill that could last another century. In 2008, the Coast Guard ordered Taylor Energy Company to conduct daily flights over the site of its leak to visually monitor chronic oil sheens ...

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‘Have a good time:’ Jazz Fest wraps first weekend

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ premier music festival wrapped up its first weekend this Sunday. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is seven days of rock, R&B, jazz, gospel, food, art and lectures across 12 stages plus food from across southern Louisiana and art by artists from around the area. The festival now takes a break until Thursday when ...

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Louisiana and Mississippi driller Goodrich files bankruptcy

goodrich files bankruptcy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the oil companies most active in drilling wells in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation in Mississippi and Louisiana has sought bankruptcy protection. Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday after securities owners rejected swapping their holdings for common stock to lower debt payments. The company cites $99 million in assets against $507 ...

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Senate decides to rework flow of oil spill recovery money

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State senators voted Wednesday to rewrite plans for spending Gulf oil spill recovery money tied to Louisiana’s economic damages from the disaster, seeking to erase earmarks that would sock the money into state savings accounts. Under a law passed two years ago, most of the money will be steered to the state’s “rainy day” fund ...

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Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is investigating an accident on the Mississippi River involving an empty oil tanker. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the Nordbay, a 62,000-ton tanker, struck the Jefferson Parish water intake just up river from New Orleans on Tuesday night. The vessel was being directed down the river and while it was ...

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2 new natural gas facilities proposed for Louisiana

natural gas

NEW ORLEANS — Two companies are looking at building large facilities along the Mississippi River south of New Orleans where they can export natural gas to the world market, another sign of the expanding footprint of the natural gas industry in Louisiana. Until now, the area around Lake Charles has been the center of a boom in the market to ...

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