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Taylor Energy Attempts to Evade Responsibility for Gulf Oil Spill

An oil leak from an offshore oil platform off the Louisiana coast may be contaminating the Gulf of Mexico for the next century if not fixed. The leak started a decade ago, when Hurricane Ivan caused an underwater mudslide to destroy the platform, owned… Read More

Anadarko Ordered To Pay $159.5 Million for Role in BP Oil Spill

On Nov. 30, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was ordered to pay $159.5 million in environmental penalties due to the 2010 BP oil spill. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation owned 25 percent of the Deepwater Horizon oil drill rig, which exploded, killing 11 workers… Read More

Louisiana Waterways Among Most Polluted in Country

Louisiana’s rivers and streams are among the most toxic in the nation, according to a report by the Environment America Research and Policy Center. The toxic chemicals released into waterways include nitrates, dioxins and other poisonous chemicals. These… Read More

Louisiana Will Receive $5 billion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement

Earlier this month, British Petroleum finalized its settlement with federal and state lawsuits as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The total figure is a record $20.8 billion. The claim includes cleanup and restoration costs as well as… Read More

Oil Spills Could Be Prevented Under New Federal Safety Regulation

Oil pipeline accidents have caused hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in environmental damage. Environmental advocates estimate nearly 300 incidents involving oil pipelines occur per year on average. A new set of safety… Read More

Fertilizer Plant Reaches $2 Billion Settlement with U.S. Dept. of Justice

A major environmental victory has been won for communities in Florida and Louisiana. Mosaic Fertilizer, one of the largest fertilizer manufacturers of potash and phosphate fertilizers, reached a $2 Billion Settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice,… Read More

Hydraulic Fracking Causes Water Pollution Concerns

Over the last 10 years, hydraulic fracking has created a tremendous boom in oil and natural gas across the United States, and has led to billions of dollars in revenue for companies. However, the same fracking that has caused this tremendous boom, has… Read More

Assumption Parish Sinkhole Video Frightens Viewers

A video released Wednesday showing a group of trees being sucked down into an underwater sinkhole got national exposure on Good Morning America and became a worrisome topic for many Louisianans in the days following. The sinkhole, which is located… Read More