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Environmental groups target BP as second phase of oil spill trial begins

September 30, 2013

A variety of environmental groups are using the resumption Monday (Sept. 30) of the federal trial of BP and its drilling partners over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill as an opportunity to demand BP properly compensate the…

In BP Trial, the Amount of Oil Lost Is at Issue

September 29, 2013

HOUSTON — With billions of dollars in penalties at stake, the civil trial of the British oil company BP begins its second phase on Monday, which will set the amount of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from…

What Gov. Jindal should say about skyrocketing flood insurance rates: Editorial

September 29, 2013

After Louisiana's congressional delegation fought for months to derail excessive flood insurance rate increases, after business groups and parish officials went to Washington to argue the same thing, after FEMA officials came here to assess the situation, Gov. Bobby Jindal…

Loyola-backed documentary on MRGO to be subject of free screening

September 26, 2013

Eight years after the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet received the bulk of the blame for flooding much of the New Orleans metro area during Hurricane Katrina, Loyola University introduces its new documentary "MRGOing, Going, Gone?," a film that explores the…

Metro area braces for flood insurance changes due to Biggert-Waters Act: Links

September 26, 2013

As Oct. 1 nears, area residents and officials are turning up the heat in their quest to get the federal government to delay what for some home and business owners could be drastic increases in flood insurance. Across the metro…

Floating Islands to be installed on Lake Pontchartrain starting Oct. 2

September 26, 2013

Lake Pontchartrain will soon host 17 new, tiny islands – the latest tool to restore and protect marshes around Lake Pontchartrain in Jefferson Parish. On Oct. 2 and 3, the 17 islands will be towed into pattern against the shore…

All Against BP as Spill Trial Turns to ‘Coverup’

September 25, 2013

The BP oil-spill-litigation cage match starts up again next week in New Orleans. Thought this multibillion-dollar melee had already run its course? Not by a long shot.

BTNEP rebuilding Louisiana

September 25, 2013

One million down, 11 million more to go.

EPA says U.S. falling short in shrinking annual Gulf “Dead Zone”

September 25, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. is falling short of its goals to cut Mississippi River pollution and shrink the "Dead Zone" it creates in the Gulf of Mexico.

Study: BP spill damaged sea-floor life for miles

September 25, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square…