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Louisiana Case Seeks Clean-Up of Contaminated Lafayette Property

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.

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America's Wetland Foundation Comments on Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Well Control Rule (WCR)

In response to the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Federal Government and specific agencies of government acted to ensure that Gulf Coast oil and gas operations were conducted with utmost safety. The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) is concerned that some provisions of the proposed Well Control Rule proposed by BSEE could have unintended consequences leading to less safety and environmental protection and a reduction in overall revenue sharing directed to financing coastal restoration.

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Louisiana to Receive A Minimum of $6.8 Billion for State Claims Related to BP Oil Spill

Today the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Court approved Consent Decree outlines more than $20 billion in damages. Louisiana will receive a minimum of $6.8 billion for claims related to natural resource damages under the Oil Pollution Act, Clean Water Act civil penalties, and the State's various economic claims.

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National and Local Groups Oppose Industrial Fish Farming Regulations

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.

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