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 […]
It is our sad reality that wells and pipelines seem to spill oil in Louisiana every few months. Many of you have asked what can be done, particularly in Hilcorp’s December spill in Lake Grand Ecaille. We spoke about the problem of proving where the oil went and what damage it would cause, and promised […]
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 […]
The Louisiana Oystermen Association and Hilcorp Energy Company filed a consent judgment that, if approved by the court, will settle the association’s lawsuit against Hicorp for dredging in the coastal zone without a permit, according to a news release. The Texas-based oil and gas exploration company has agreed to pay $920,000 toward development of an […]
This month, Waltzer Wiygul & Garside was awarded the 2015-2016 Vietnamese-American Community in Louisiana Award. The plaque represents the Community’s highest appreciation for the firm’s ongoing service to the Vietnamese community, including the work the firm does representing local businesses and offshore fishermen. Waltzer Wiygul & Garside are honored and humbled to receive the recognition.
(CLICK HEADING FOR FULL ARTICLE.) Congratulations, Byron! Byron Encalade Byron Encalade is President of the Louisiana Oysterman Association. He engages in harvesting seafood, oysters and shrimp and in transporting seafood along the gulf coast states. He is currently serving as Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Constable 3rd Ward, and as an American Legion Post 430 Judge Advocate. […]
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 […]
Initiative 42 is a constitutional amendment to ensure adequate funding for public schools in Mississippi. The opponents claim that it is a “radical ploy to shift power from voters to judges.” The opponents make this claim because the amendment makes it clear that the adequate funding requirement would be enforceable by the state courts. This […]