Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette have filed a claim seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area contains a "toxic stew" of hazardous substances threatening the city's drinking water supply.
America's Wetland Foundation Comments on Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Well Control Rule (WCR)
A federal judge in Louisiana finalized a $20 billion civil settlement between BP, the Justice Department, and the five states of the Gulf Coast. Despite protests from both Congress and a broad coalition of environmental groups, the final settlement will allow BP to deduct a majority of the costs as an ordinary business expense.
College Football Fans Intercept 2.5 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills during 2015 Season
The GameDay Recycling Challenge (GDRC), which engages hundreds of thousands of collegiate football fans in a waste reduction and recycling competition every fall, today announced its 2015 national winners: Ohio University and Louisiana State University.
Department of Commerce approves new rules allowing offshore aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico
Consumer, environmental, and sustainable fishing and farming organizations expressed their strong opposition to new federal regulations that permit development of industrial fish farms offshore in U.S. waters. The new rules allow up to 20 facilities and 64 million pounds of fish to be produced each year in the Gulf of Mexico. The controversial permitting scheme, many years in the making, is heavily criticized by various groups and individuals.