With rising flood waters comes another problem, trash and debris floating in that water. Litter and trash are an ongoing problem in Acadiana, but flood waters bring it to the surface.
The Morganza Spillway hasn't been opened for 38 years, so just think about all the trash, pesticides and... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency asked nine natural gas companies Thursday to voluntarily disclose the chemical components used in a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing. The agency said the information is important to its study of the controversial drilling practice, also known as "fracking." Crews inject vast quantities... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - The weather conditions are becoming an obstacle as BP sprays chemicals underwater on the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The air quality changes based on the amount and concentration of the oil in the water around the vessels. Workers... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A BP official is telling The Associated Press that the company has received federal approval to continuously spray chemicals underwater on the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said the company received Environmental Protection Agency approval... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP officials say they are hoping to try an unusual technique to stop the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP PLC chief operating officer Doug Suttles says the company is studying whether to use chemicals to break up... more »
Commissioner Donelon Says Help Available For Victims of Chinese Drywall
Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon held a press conference today (November 23, 2009) to announce help for home owners whose properties are contaminated with defective Chinese drywall. Donelon said many home owners in Louisiana are vacating their homes after... more »
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Drug task force officers are investigating a fire at the Isle of Capri Casino hotel that they believe was caused by someone operating a methamphetamine lab. Westlake Police Chief Jeremy Cryer said firefighters responded to a call on the sixth floor of the hotel Monday night,... more »