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14 in Marksville, LA. The annual conference is sponsored by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association. Strain said trade is where agriculture profits reside. In Louisiana ... Rural upgrades of waterways, highways and bridges should be included in infrastructure enhancement budgets. "We have to ...
Landry last week announced a lawsuit against the federal government over Corps of Engineers maintenance of the Intracoastal Waterway. He claims the Corps has violated its servitude agreement along the waterway, which has worsened Louisiana's problem with coastal erosion. During Landry's press ...

OIL AND GAS. Court upholds $81M fine for Citgo's 2006 spill. Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018. An appeals court ruled yesterday that a federal judge was right to fine Citgo petroleum Corp. over $80 million for letting one of its refineries discharge tens of thousands of barrels of oil into a Louisiana waterway in 2006.
... supports many of Trump's proposed spending reductions, "I have concerns about the Administration's proposed cuts to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Our ports and waterways -- long neglected -- are essential to Louisiana's energy and agriculture economies as well international trade and fabrication.
A federal judge was correct in fining the Citgo petroleum Corp. $81 million for allowing its Lake Charles area refinery to discharge at least 53,000 barrels of slop oil into the Indian Marais waterway, Calcasieu River and adjacent waterways in 2006, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday (Feb ...

Louisiana's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the United States, claiming a federal waterway has expanded well beyond the boundaries set out in a ... Garret Graves say in a news release that the lawsuit seeks to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable for the Intracoastal Waterway's part in ...
Runoff from fertilizers, such as phosphorus, are also to blame for the increase. The increase poses a risk to infrastructure and pipes, as well as to creatures that are sensitive to salt, such as amphibians, said Alex Kolker, a research scientist with the Cocodrie-based Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, ...
In addition to his carnival work, Wikstrom was an avid maritime artist, depicting the Louisiana swamps and waterways in lush oil paintings. He was also an active organizer in the local art scene, including as a founder of the New Orleans artists Association in 1885. That group in turn helped influence the ...
... in neighboring and nearby states, Louisiana lawmakers are mulling whether to amend its 27-year-old riverboat law. On Tuesday, an 11-member legislative task force, consisting of both state house and senate members, voted to end Louisiana's longstanding requirement that its casinos be on waterways.
VTS workers are in constant communication with a diverse group on the waterway to help provide safe navigation. Their duties include alerting ... A towboat captain from Louisiana might be speaking to a Russian ship captain and then a Coast Guard member from New York. "Everybody's speaking a ...
But governing agencies such as the Red River Waterway Commission have been reactive and proactive in making adjustments and improvements to her banks and water flow. "The Red River Waterway Commission is a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana and we work with the commerce on the ...
With more than 250 acres and nearly 8,000 linear feet of deepwater access, the Avondale site can play a crucial role in building Louisiana's waterway logistics and the broader economy. Throughout this process, LED has been a strong advocate for attracting high-quality manufacturing and logistics jobs to ...
Industrial pollution is also a big problem in Louisiana. In 2014, the state's waterways were ranked among the worst in the nation based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency compiled by the Environment America Research and Policy Center in Washington, D.C. The data showed industrial ...
The sediment buildup - estimated at some 36 million metric tons - increases the possibility that a future "mega flood" could overwhelm the structures, triggering a full capture of the flow by the Atchafalaya, with dire consequences for Louisiana's people and economy, the study warns. In addition to the ...
"As an only child growing up in a rural area full of swamps and bayous, I spent my childhood exploring the woods and waterways around my house by myself," Hoosier says. "I would catch and release animals such as snakes, butterflies, mussels, fish, frogs, toads, turtles and small mammals." When Hoosier isn't teaching, ...
If you'd like to learn about how you can raise wood ducks and help ensure that the wood duck population stays commonplace in Louisiana's waterways, join the TECHE Project at their annual Wood Duck Management Workshop. This year's workshop will take place at the Bayou Teche Brewing Company in ...

In a 45-minute series of non-narrative vignettes that center on the figure of a schizophrenia-stricken Bolden (played by London-based actor Christopher Udoh), "Precarity" evokes the unease and dislocation of Bolden's illness as he silently wanders through decayed Louisiana waterways, houses, music ...
"Louisiana has taken and taken and taken, and it has not previously been required to give back," said Wade Duty, executive director of the Louisiana Casino Association and a member of the task force. "We're at a fork in the road." casinos have come to this state, built their gambling houses and hotels ...
When barges have to carry light loads because the waterways aren't cleared, that reduces the tonnage on the river. When the tonnage is reduced, he said, services such as lock hours being open are affected. With tonnage dropping below one million tons annually, the Ouachita waterway is considered "low ...
Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes, Lake Borgne (BORN), Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River gulf Outlet, a section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Orleans Parish from the waterway's East Closure Sector Gate westward to the waterway's intersection with the Inner harbor Navigation Canal, and the ...
LABI asked that the corps consider the potential impacts to the shipping industry when evaluating measures that would close waterways to ship traffic, according to a public ... The Mississippi River basin connects to Lake Michigan through a manmade waterway called the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
"Our waterways are vital to not only Louisiana companies but to commerce all over the United States. That is why we have to look at the whole ... LABI also notes the Louisiana Maritime Task Force estimates that waterway dependent jobs generate roughly $2 billion in tax revenue. "Louisiana's employers ...
"In Louisiana, our infrastructure -- whether it's roads, bridges, ports, or waterways -- are crumbling and need our attention," Edwards said in a statement. "Today's discussion was very high level, but can be promising for Louisiana, particularly our rural communities where the infrastructure is in serious need ...
The National Waterways Conference (NWC) hosted a "WRDA 101" briefing for staff from the US House of Representatives and other interested parties. US Rep. Garret Graves, R-Louisiana, and chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's subcommittee on Water Resources and ...
But the other twelve categories; schools, parks, drinking water, aviation, wastewater, dams, energy, inland waterways, hazardous waste, roads, transit, and levees, earn a D or a D+. The ACES report card (https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org) is likely to make you holler and throw up your hands. You can ...
Renate Andriani, an Indonesian native who traveled to Louisiana after studying in France, said she's relished the opportunity to practice English with pleasant ... Spanish native Rafael Caulin will start his second semester at NSU this spring, hoping to see some alligators while canoeing in local waterways.
"Our waterways are vital to not only Louisiana companies but to commerce all over the United States. That is why we have to look at the whole ... LABI also notes the Louisiana Maritime Task Force estimates that waterway dependent jobs generate roughly $2 billion in tax revenue. "Louisiana's employers ...
It's designed for a variety of missions including drug and migrant interdiction; security of ports and waterways; fishery patrols and search and rescue missions. Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at Friday's ceremony. copyright 2017 The Associated Press ...
LA SAFE, or Louisiana's Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments, was created to help six parishes, including Terrebonne and Lafourche, come up with community-focused plans to adapt to Louisiana's changing landscape and complement the state's Coastal Master Plan. Tonight's proposal unveiling ...
carp Interestingly and apparantly, carping about the Asian fish invasion in The Great Lakes should not be taken lightly. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, LABI, has taken a position regarding the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways, although the focus of ...
Louisiana is home to a barrage of waterways, ranging from the Mighty Mississippi River to shallow creeks surrounding larger bodies of water. So why did Pruyn chose Bayou St. John for two years of extensive research? "Bayou St. John is a natural waterway, but it's had tons of human intervention," she said ...
jury selection begins for suspect accused dumping murdered couple in intracoastal waterway. Friday, March 7th 2014, 3:32 pm PST ... Mystery still surrounds the disappearance of a Louisiana couple, but a significant clue has turned up some 500 miles away. The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office ...
The Coast Guard is responding to oil discharge in Louisiana marsh area ... Personnel from Teichman Group LLC, OMI Environmental Solutions, New Orleans, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Louisiana oil spill ... There are no reported injuries or waterway restrictions due to the incident.
A controlled burn is seen in the distance to remove oil spilled after a pipeline leak near Pointe a la Hache in lower Plaquemines Parish on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, the Coast ... The Coast Guard said the pipeline is secured and there are no reported injuries or waterway restrictions. The cause of the spill is ...
contractors responding to a pipeline leak in marsh near Pointe a la Hache in lower Plaquemines Parish will use fire to remove the the majority of the oil on Friday (Dec. 1), the U.S. Coast Guard announced late Thursday. The pipeline owned by XTO Energy was reported to be leaking to the Coast Guard at ...
John Kennedy, R-La., endorsed Washington lawyer Kyle Duncan on Thursday night for a seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, after ... runoff from washing into waterways that eventually drain into the Gulf of Mexico, contributing to the "dead zone" where marine species cannot survive.
... of marshland along the Intracoastal Waterway has sparked a debate about the .... The Louisiana Weekly enjoys a partnership with The Lens.
Images and maps show how the aquatic plant has spread across Louisiana waterways. The site offers tips for identifying the weed and for ...
Native trees line the sides of the Pearl River in Slidell, La., Thursday, Nov. ... the Pearl River including the businesses that rely on the waterway.
In Louisiana, the number of boating deaths rose from 22 in 2015 to 24 last ... Keep speeds down at night and in narrower waterways, and have ...
... is considered a navigable waterway by the Corps of Engineers under ... foreseeable future on Academy's interest in West Central Louisiana, ...
The story centers on Noel Robicheaux, who loves living with his wife on a sleepy South Louisiana bayou. They plie their pirogue through the waterways admiring wildlife and scenery and by night Noel crafts small toys for the area children, little duck decoys in bright colors that he gives out at the Christmas ...
... channel -- coupled with work on the gulf Intracoastal Waterway and ... Erik Johnson, director of bird conservation for Audubon Louisiana, ...
It's unclear how and when the insect arrived in Louisiana, and no one is sure ... native plants and wildlife, and grows aggressively in waterways.
Louisiana's people, wildlife and economies are counting on swift and ... Intracoastal Waterway, which could help sustain Terrebonne marsh.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries (LDWF) has ... felled in late 2014 and used to block waterways connecting Cocodrie Bayou ...
As the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality was considering .... and other local waterways," DEQ officials wrote in an official response to ... simply limit their fish intake from the waterway, as advisories already warn.
Since 1932, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates Louisiana has lost ... The most notable among them is along two waterways, one natural and ...
... spans the 14 parish Atchafalaya Heritage Area in south-central Louisiana. ... The trail tells the story of how waterways throughout the region ...


 

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