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  • Crowley Oil Spill Update

    June 18, 2011 11:11 PM

    An update on that oil spill in Crowley we told you about last month. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, some eight thousand gallons of oil have been picked up since a leak at an oil storage tank. The D.E.Q also reports that there are no longer... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways 10PM

    May 30, 2011 12:02 AM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to clean up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling Saturday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue, and that oil has made it's way into nearby Bayou Blanc. "We are... more »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways

    May 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to cleanup an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling yesterday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of Standard Mill Road and Highway 13. That oil has made it's way through drainage canals and into nearby Bayou Blanc. Area... more »
  • Former Iberia Parish Sheriff to Pay $50K Fine

    September 22, 2010 4:45 PM

    Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC and owner Sid Hebert plead guilty to clean water act violation. Hebert, the former Iberia Parish Sheriff, agreed to cease operation of the wastewater treatment facility and will pay a $50,000 fine. Hebert also faces imprisonment of not more than one year. Hebert was the on-site... more »
  • Environmental Groups Question Oyster Safety

    September 2, 2010 6:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sampling by environmental groups has found oysters contaminated with oil along the Louisiana coast befouled by the BP PLC oil spill, a finding that casts doubt on statements by state and federal officials that all seafood tested here is safe to eat. Batches of oysters were... more »
  • Environmental Reviews For All New Deepwater Drilling Projects

    August 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will no longer allow new deepwater drilling projects to go forward without environmental reviews, as happened with BP's Deepwater Horizon. The administration announced the new policy Monday after the White House Council on Environmental Quality reported that BP got environmental exemptions based on decades-old... more »
  • Environmental Groups: Disqualify Judge Who Overturned Moratorium

    August 2, 2010 3:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Several environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to disqualify a judge from a lawsuit over the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman overturned the temporary drilling ban in June and refused last month to withdraw from... more »
  • Environmental group sues interior secretary Ken Salazar

    July 26, 2010 9:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An environmental group sues Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, saying he didn't properly assess the chance of damage to endangered whales and sea turtles from oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity says the BP PLC spill proves a new... more »
  • DEQ Arrests Opelousas Man For Alleged Violations of Environmental Permits in St. Landry Parish

    July 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Criminal Investigation Division arrested an Opelousas man on 12 felony charges involving criminal violations of Plaisance Development Corporation's water discharge permits in St. Landry Parish. The president of Plaisance Development Corporation, Joseph L. Jones, 58, operates six wastewater... more »
  • Day Of Prayer In TX Over Lives Lost And The Environmental Disaster In The Gulf

    June 24, 2010 12:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has declared Sunday a day of prayer in Texas over lives lost and the environmental disaster of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Perry, who Wednesday returned to Austin after more than a week in China on an economic development trip, issued a... more »
  • New Oil Numbers May Mean More Environmental Damage

    June 11, 2010 1:52 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home,... more »
  • Review of Environmental Procedures For Offshore Drilling

    May 14, 2010 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Review of Environmental Procedures For Offshore Drilling Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday the review is part of the administration's efforts to tighten oversight of the minerals agency following the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill. The review will focus on whether the agency is following all environmental... more »
  • Opelousas man arrested in illegal dumping case

    February 19, 2010 6:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »
  • La. gas storage project faces opposition

    February 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »
  • Coastal Erosion Pt. 2

    November 25, 2009 11:25 AM

    Since 2000 the LSU Coastal Roots program has educated over 3500 students on why and how our coastal ecosystems need to be protected. Students from Lafayette Middle Environmental Science academy took the first of two trips to collect a special seed. The Mangrove, or Propugoles, seeds are brought back to... more »

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