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Mandeville may formally join anti-fracking voices in St. Tammany

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The Mandeville City Council is set to vote on a resolution proposed by Councilman David Ellis which would formally announce a stance on controversial drilling methods such as hydraulic fracking. Kim Chatelain for the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: The resolution says the council and Mayor Donald Villere have discussed the proposal by Helis Oil & Gas ...

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BP shuts down internal claims program

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media BP is still dealing with the repercussions of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill as the company fights an ongoing battle against the colossal Gulf of Mexico spill settlement. However, some businesses chose to opt out of the larger suit and instead filed a claim with BP’s internal claims program. According to an article by ...

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Legacy lawsuit encounters another stumbling block

Bobby Jindal

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The legacy lawsuit against 97 energy companies in Louisiana is seeing yet another setback, reports an article by Mark Schleifstein for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Gov. Bobby Jindal has been pushing to kill the lawsuit since it was filed almost a year ago, but the east bank levee board may lose another member that ...

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Louisiana ahead of the game on EPA emissions regulations

Louisiana’s natural gas industry is saving them from the same headache facing many states regarding Obama’s carbon emissions plan released on June 2. While much of the country worries about coal plant closures, coal only provides about 13% of Louisiana’s energy, according to an article written by Jennifer Larino for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Instead of converting to natural gas, ...

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