The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to be able to close the Bonnet Carre spillway by the end of the month, even though Mississippi River levels are expected to remain high for some time, a Corps representative told the state Coastal Protectio…
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It's spring cleaning time for south Louisiana's waterways, and one environmental group has dared the public to collect 4,000 pounds of trash in a single morning.
Monday, March 19, 2018
A state judge on Monday ruled against an Acadia Parish landowner who wanted to halt construction of a 163-mile oil pipeline until resolution of a federal lawsuit aimed at shutting down the project.
Monday, March 19, 2018
At Monday's meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré implored journalists to invest ink and airtime on environmental issues.
Friday, March 16, 2018
The Mississippi River is set to crest over the weekend, and while water is seeping across the levees in numerous spots throughout Louisiana, officials said Friday there's no cause for alarm.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
A divided federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline can go forward, overturning a lower court's order that was temporarily blocking the company from building the pipeline through the environmentally-s…
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The fate of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is now in the hands of three U.S. appeals court judges who will have to decide if it can run through the environmentally sensitive Atchafalaya Basin.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
When it comes to Baton Rouge drinking water, the foxes are guarding the hen house, according to environmental groups that want to shake up the groundwater commission and kick out several members.
WASHINGTON — Vast swaths of the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block for offshore oil and gas drilling in less than two weeks. But the 77-million-acre sale, billed as the largest in the country’s history, may not shake off the offshore oil …
Friday, March 09, 2018
A state district judge in Acadia Parish issued a temporary restraining order against a Crowley woman Wednesday, ordering her not to interfere with the construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline through her property.
With enough perspective, it’s easy to find the Bonnet Carre floodgates even without knowing exactly where to look; just see where beige tumbles into emerald.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Saturday, March 03, 2018
East Baton Rouge’s planning director says he’s ready for people to be disappointed with the revised building rules he’s set to propose in the wake of the flood disaster of 2016.
WASHINGTON — The National Flood Insurance Program's federal authorization is set to lapse in less than three weeks, setting the latest deadline for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to hash out a deal to overhaul a critical program that's deeply in debt.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Over the years, diving to her beloved coral reefs in the Florida Keys began to feel more and more to Kristine DeLong like visiting a cherished older relative in hospice care. But the first time she saw the Flower Garden reef off Louisiana's coast,…
Friday, March 02, 2018
Some of Baton Rouge's spring cleaning may involve the disposal of potentially dangerous chemicals found in common household goods.
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Opposition to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline continued to smolder Thursday morning as a group of activists turned their sights again on Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Mississippi River's springtime swell got an early start this year which could force the opening of the Bonnet Carré spillway before the end of the month.
Monday, February 26, 2018
BELLE ROSE — As attorneys in a legal battle over the 163-mile Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline awaited clarity on the sweep of a court-ordered shutdown Friday of construction, about 30 environmentalists took matters into their own hands Monday.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The Restore Louisiana Small Business Program, which offers loans to businesses impacted by the 2016 floods, will no longer be accepting applications after Wednesday, the Louisiana Office of Community Development said in a news releases issued late…
Dangling in the trees among the birds, squirrels and Mardi Gras beads in areas like Spanish Town is an unsightly vegetation some Baton Rouge property owners would like to see eradicated.
Monday, February 19, 2018
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins wants Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to create a bounty program for Asian carp, an invasive fish species.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
The foul-smelling debris piled up at the end of driveways after the 2016 flood didn't just disappear; it got shipped to Ronaldson Field, the landfill about a mile and a half west of the Baton Rouge Zoo, and just across the street from residents in…
Friday, February 16, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The emaciated carcass of a deer found near the Mississippi state line has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced this week.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.
Friday, February 09, 2018
Baton Rouge trees have courted unintended controversy, leaving a local non-profit to explain that it isn't trying to take a stand against road improvements.
The builders of the Bayou Bridge pipeline and the environmentalists trying to stop them will have to wait a few more days for a court decision on whether the project can continue moving forward.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over land loss in the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area, seeking to force the federal agency to do restoration work in the nearly 72,000-acre state nature preserv…
Thursday, February 08, 2018
A federal judge has kept a fight alive as environmental groups seek to shut down construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline.
Saturday, February 03, 2018
LETTSWORTH — If you drive out to the middle of nowhere and keep going, you can see where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is battling with the forces of nature.
Friday, February 02, 2018
Environmentalists lost another round in court Friday in their continuing fight to stop the Bayou Bridge pipeline project from going forward.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
From their second-story vantage point, the governor and a fleet of scientists, politicians and philanthropists peered down at a basketball court-sized model of southeast Louisiana.
Friday, January 26, 2018
North Louisiana caviar could be the next boom industry in the Bayou State, according to one seafood company, but conservationists worry non-native fish could escape and disrupt the habitats of homegrown species.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has agreed to lop about three years off the permitting process for Louisiana's proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The builders of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline don't have to turn company records over to environmental groups trying to stop the project from going forward, a Baton Rouge judge ruled Thursday morning.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Construction on the Bayou Bridge pipeline has begun, even as opponents pursue multiple legal challenges to block the 163-mile line across southern Louisiana and some have promised to stand in the way of the bulldozers and backhoes.
Monday, January 22, 2018
LEAN and the chairman of the Ascension Parish Council have brought a legal challenge to the expansion of a Sorrento-area landfill that has drawn controversy over foul odors coming from the decades old dump, critics say.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Like other Louisiana denizens, crawfish rode out the recent cold by bundling up and lazing around. Except, when the crustaceans burrow into the mud to ward off the chill, they enter a special dormant state.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Opposition to the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline is heating up as environmental groups turn to the courts to challenge not just the regulators who allowed the project, but the company behind the venture.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
WASHINGTON — For more than a half-century, the United States government has been the only big-time player in the flood-insurance market, underwriting the vast majority of home and business policies while largely relegating private insurers to a ni…
Friday, January 12, 2018
The Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and other environmentalists have sued the Army Corps of Engineers for granting a permit to allow the construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline.
Monday, January 08, 2018
Federal authorities have recommended fining an energy company nearly $1.5 million after it failed to install pollution control devices at three of its plants, including one in Addis, allowing the release of potentially harmful substances.
Friday, January 05, 2018
A state judge is weighing arguments about whether to overturn a necessary permit for Bayou Bridge, the proposed crude oil pipeline that would connect Lake Charles to St. James Parish.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades.