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  • Officials Pushing for Drilling Permits in Gulf

    January 20, 2011 6:34 PM

    The Obama Administration says drilling off Louisiana's coast will likely never return to the same pace as before April 20 when the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Despite the announcement, officials in Louisiana are working hard to make sure it does. Governor Jindal has turned to the Department of Natural Resources Secretary,... more »
  • Judge Closes Hearing on Offshore Drilling Permits

    November 9, 2010 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday barred news organizations from a conference over a company's claim that the government has not yet issued a single permit to allow offshore drilling even though a moratorium was lifted in October. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman said the hearing would... more »
  • Chevron will apply for drilling permits soon

    October 22, 2010 10:10 AM

    Now that the moratorium is lifted Chevron says it may be one of the first companies to ask permission to drill in the gulf. Chevron executives say they will apply for drilling permits within the next week, for several deep-water projects. The government says it hasn't received any new applications... more »
  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... 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 »
  • Amendment Would Ban Companies With Significant Violations Offshore Drilling Permits

    July 14, 2010 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee wants to put BP in a penalty box of sorts. The Natural Resources Committee approved an amendment Wednesday that would ban companies with significant workplace safety or environmental violations over the preceding seven years from new offshore drilling permits. The California Democrat who sponsored... more »
  • Stupak: How did oil spill companies get permits?

    May 13, 2010 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a subcommittee delving into what happened at BP's blown-out oil well says he wants to talk with the federal service that is supposed to oversee drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Rep. Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, told ABC's "Good Morning America" he wants... 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 »
  • White Lake Fishing Permits To Be Given Out By Lottery

    January 14, 2010 6:39 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) between March 15 and Aug. 15, 2010. A total of 100 permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning... more »

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