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Environmental Law
May 13, 2010
Oil Slick a “Nightmare” for Louisiana’s Fishing Industry

The president of Daybrook Fisheries, Gregory Holt, has called the growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico a “nightmare.”  The major fish processor exports fish oil and fish meal around the world and employs hundreds of people in southern Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish. Three weeks into the 6-month fishing season, the giant oil slick is already having a […]

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Environmental Law
Chemical Assoc. Escalates Attack on Tulane Law Clinic

The Louisiana Chemical Association has enlisted its members, along with Gov. Jindal, the Chamber of Commerce, the state’s congressional delegation and others to sanction Tulane University, whose environmental law clinic is targeted in SB 549. Association President Dan Borné said Tulane “flies cover for a unit that attacks state agencies and kills jobs.” Adam Babich, director […]

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Environmental Law
May 12, 2010
Polluters Seek To Shut Down Law Clinics

Columnist Jim Gill of the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes, a Senate committee will consider a bill filed on behalf of oil and chemical companies that “want the freedom to poison our air and water without further interference from the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.” And, “The sight of powerful industries running to the Legislature seeking protection from a bunch […]

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Environmental Law
May 7, 2010
BP Still Trying To Stop Oil Flow As It Nears Louisiana Coast

Crews are working today to lower a 100-ton, 40-foot steel box over the main leak in a well 5,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico that has been gushing oil since the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig 50 miles offshore. The oil rig explosion killed 11 oil rig workers and blew open the well. […]

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Environmental Law
April 30, 2010
Environmental/Fishing Industry Disaster Feared on Coastline

State and federal government officials, officials with oil giant BP, state biologists, and fishermen are frantically working to try to hold back a massive oil spill that continues to encroach on Louisiana’s coastline. The oil has been gushing from a well 5,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico’s surface since  the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on […]

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Environmental Law
Federal Officials Will Visit Louisiana Oil Spill Zone Friday

Federal officials will visit the oil spill zone in Louisiana Friday to help coordinate the response to the environmental crises, including top officials from the Homeland Security Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Interior Department. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has declared that the oil spill is of “national significance,” meaning that the federal government will be […]

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