Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. is polluting Coast waterways in violation of the federal Clean Water Act during a massive public works project in East Biloxi, Gulf Restoration Network claims in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. “This is a situation where public resources have really been damaged and it needs to get fixed,” said […]
Dozens of oystermen and coastal residents spoke out at a public hearing Thursday night, arguing that the state shouldn’t grant an oil and gas company a permit to dredge wetlands around a drilling site near Port Sulfur. But they can’t stop Hilcorp Energy Co. of Houston from dredging. The company already cut the channel back […]
A Louisiana federal judge on Monday rejected Hilcorp Energy Co.’s bid to completely escape a lawsuit in which an association of oyster fishermen accuses the oil and gas producer of dredging without a permit in violation of the Clean Water Act. The Louisiana Oysterman Association Inc., a nonprofit whose members lease or fish on oyster […]
Like many Louisiana coastal residents, the Native Americans of Grand Bayou have seen the landscape surrounding their community collapse over the past 50 years. The lush, freshwater wetlands and high ground that sustained them for centuries are now a ragged patchwork of crumbling salt marshes and expanding lagoons. But unlike some other communities, the village’s […]
http://www.wwltv.com/news/final-bp-seafood-payments-milestone-for-settlement/327729359 NEW ORLEANS — BP’s oil spill settlement with private individuals and businesses hit a major milestone this week as the court-appointed claims administrator announced the final round of payments to those most directly affected by the 2010 disaster, fishermen and seafood businesses. The third and last round of payments in the settlement’s $2.3 billion […]
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 29, 2016 at 10:51 AM, updated July 29, 2016 at 11:29 AM Even as Hilcorp Energy Co. works to clean up a spill of as much as 4,200 gallons of oil in the Plaquemines Parish marsh, the company is […]
Eighteen citizens have filed a petition for damages and permanent injunction against USA Speedway LLC in the Third Judicial District Court.
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