Waltzer Wiygul has two offices in New Orleans and one on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The firm handles environmental law cases for public interest organizations and private parties that include Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and NEPA litigation. Although I have worked for them for two summers, this past summer I mostly wrote memorandum […]
On August 16, 2018, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDW&F) quietly approved and executed an agreement with the Grand Isle Levee District to construct, operate and manage a new airport located on a narrow strip of land near Grande Isle. The airport plan, to be constructed on the Elmer’s Island property owned by […]
In early 2013, a U.S. District Court approved two plea agreements resolving certain criminal cases against BP and Transocean, which arose from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The agreements directed a total of $2.544 billion to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to fund projects benefiting the natural resources of the […]
Tulane’s Environment and Energy Law Society is proud to present the 24th Annual Environmental Law & Policy Summit featuring our 2020 Vision for the gulf coast and federal government. From oysters on the seabed to eye-in-the-sky SAR mapping, local experts on gulf-focused panels will examine recent cases, laws, and economic developments. National panels will include ongoing litigation about the […]
The Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) has lived on the TerreBonne and LaFourche for centuries, and thrived on the smaller bayous in between. Over the centuries, they have survived persistent challenges with unrelenting enthusiasm for life and community. While their unique culture, language, and history is what drew WWG’s Joel “Billiot” Waltzer to embrace these first […]
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 […]
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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