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 […]
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.
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 […]
Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:28 Written by JACOB BATTE, The Courier HOUMA, La. (AP) – For local Indian tribes seeking federal recognition, congressional pushback is disappointing, but nothing new. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is demanding the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to […]
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 26, 201411:33 PM ET EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Central Oklahoma residents are demanding to know whether earthquake swarms that have shaken their homes and their nerves in recent months are caused by oil and gas drilling operations in the area. About 500 people attended a meeting with regulators and research […]
Geologists link state’s increase in earthquakes to fracking July 2, 2014 5:00AM ET by L.E. Ellison The T-shirts say it all: Keep calm and polka on. It has been almost three years since a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Prague, Oklahoma, buckling a highway, cracking structures and rattling nerves. It was the largest earthquake ever recorded in […]
By RUSSEL L. HONORÉMAY 28, 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. — After decades of watching our state being ravaged to support the nation’s oil and gas addiction, the people of Louisiana have had enough. Last summer, an independent government authority responsible for flood protection for the New Orleans area sued more than 90 oil and gas […]