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Environmental Law
March 4, 2019
Coastal Erosion Seen as Largest Issue for Many Louisianans

On behalf of  posted in Personal Injury on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The oil and gas industry partially funds the America’s Wetland Foundation. Recently, an online survey commissioned by the AWF of 400 people who reside in Louisiana asked questions about the the loss and injury to the coastal areas and wetlands in the state. While the survey […]

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Environmental Law
Political Disputes Rise Over Levee Board Lawyer Fees

On behalf of posted in Personal Injury on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Contingency fee contracts are commonplace today, as they allows plaintiffs to move forward with their lawsuit without paying any money to an attorney. The attorney’s fees are paid out of the judgment or settlement that the plaintiff receives. If the plaintiff does not receive any […]

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Environmental Law
Does Bobby Jindal Think Oil Companies Should Clean Up Mess?

On behalf of posted in Personal Injury on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, has opposed a lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East from the beginning. The lawsuit names 97 oil and gas companies as defendants for their role in the damaged wetlands along Louisiana’s coast. The suit alleges that […]

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Environmental Law
October 16, 2018
The Usumacinta Jack-up Disaster: One of The Worst in History

No one ever said that working on an off-shore oil platform was safe. However, by taking appropriate safety precautions, the most catastrophic accidents can usually be avoided. The key word here is usually. Unfortunately, there’s no way to completely safeguard against a disaster when dealing with massive machinery, unpredictable ocean conditions and highly flammable gas […]

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Environmental Law
November 28, 2016
How A Trump Administration Affects Louisiana Landowners

Over the past eight years, the U.S. oil and gas industry has encountered a slowing in overall growth, due in part to the policies enacted by the Obama administration. With the election of Donald Trump, America can anticipate to see a resurgence in the expansion of pipelines and the opening up of Federal lands for oil exploration. […]

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Environmental Law
April 2, 2014
Louisiana Governor Reveals Proposed ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Bill

Ever since the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Agency-East filed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies last year, Gov. Jindal has not kept his opposition quiet. From removing the vice-president of the board and two other members to working on legislation to quash so-called “legacy lawsuit,” the governor and his administration have tried to […]

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Environmental Law
March 6, 2014
Levee Board Disregards Governor’s Opposition To Doody

Local headlines have been dominated by the ongoing story of the lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s board. As many know, the legal claim is directed at nearly 100 of the world’s largest oil and pipeline companies for their role in inflicting injury on critical, sensitive wetlands. As we have covered on […]

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Environmental Law
December 14, 2012
Rickety Railroad Bridge Blamed For Massive Chloride Spill

Two weeks ago in New Jersey, a railroad bridge over Mantua Creek collapsed, sending four tanker cars plunging into the creek. Some 100,000 gallons of vinyl chloride spilled from the railcars and raised a thick toxic cloud. Vinyl chloride, a component of PVC plastic, is an explosive and a known human carcinogen. Sixty people were […]

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Environmental Law
October 2, 2012
EPA Lawsuit May Set Safer Standards For Oil Refinery Emissions

Louisiana is home to 17 oil refineries, the third-highest number in the United States. With two of the nation’s ten heaviest polluting refineries, Louisiana faces more refinery emissions than any other state except Texas. It is no surprise, then, that a Louisiana group joined a coalition of Gulf Coat organizations in a recent environmental lawsuit against the […]

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Environmental Law
March 28, 2012
Guilty Plea For Pollution Violations, Potentially Harmful

Our Louisiana readers understand that soil pollution can eventually pollute the surrounding waters through rain runoff. Water pollution can eventually contaminate riverbeds, lakebeds and eventually the ocean. Air pollution can harm humans as well as plant and animal life. Our state has laws in place to minimize pollution and to hold polluters responsible for their […]

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