Environmental Blog Posts
Oil spills can cause significant damage to the environment and natural resources. That is one of the reasons the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was created.
The OPA was meant to improve the federal government's ability to prevent and respond to these disasters.… Read More
The Louisiana mineral code governs the ownership and excavation of minerals under land you own. Minerals include oil, gas, soil, gravel, shells, underground water, and other naturally-occurring substances found in soil or geological formations on or beneath… Read More
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
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’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
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 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
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
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