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  • Reality TV booms in Louisiana

    February 1, 2012 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Alligator hunters, raccoon wranglers and crawfish catchers in Louisiana's critter-filled swamps and bayous are increasingly becoming a common sight on television. Since the introduction of the History Channel series "Swamp People" in 2010, roughly a dozen other Louisiana-based reality shows have made their television debuts, among... more »
  • Louisiana Parishes Try to Bar Movement of Oil Protection

    July 23, 2010 7:16 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled over Thursday as local officials in coastal parishes mounted an effort to stop the Coast Guard from moving protective boom and other oil spill response equipment out of the way of Tropical Storm Bonnie. St. Tammany Parish President... more »
  • Coast Guard Lifts Ban on News Coverage Near Booms

    July 13, 2010 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard has modified a policy on safety zones around boom deployed on oiled coastlines, a policy news organizations had said unnecessarily restricted coverage of the impact of the BP oil spill and efforts to clean it up. In a statement Monday night, the government's... more »
  • Waves From Hurricane Alex Damaged Alabama Steel Booms

    July 1, 2010 3:59 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Six-foot waves from Hurricane Alex have damaged a new, $4.6 million system meant to prevent oil from flowing into Perdido Bay. The structure is composed of more than 3,000 feet of long steel pipes that are strung together in Perdido Pass between dozens of pilings... more »
  • Booms Along the Gulf Can't Block All of the Oil

    May 28, 2010 7:17 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Globs of sticky brownish ooze soil miles of sensitive shoreline and marsh from Alabama to Louisiana. Pelican rookeries are awash in oil. Oyster beds and shrimp nurseries face certain death. All the while, long, slender barriers intended to protect the shoreline float twisted, tangled or... more »
  • Jindal Looks to St. Mary Parish for Help

    May 13, 2010 7:24 PM

    Governor Jindal spent his day in St. Mary Parish, taking an ariel tour of where oil has actually made contact with land, places like Whiskey Island and Raccoon Island. Jindal said, “we did not see the emulsified oil off those islands." Even though it isn’t bad yet, Jindal says he’s... more »

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