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Big Oozy Blues Redux


It’s starting to feel like Spring 2010 in Louisiana. And, not in that positive, Saints-championship-afterglow way. Skimmers have been dispatched to the Gulf. Underwater robots are probing oil leaks. On Friday (5.13), new details continued to emerge about a nearly 90,000 gallon oil spill from a Shell pipeline.


Oil Money: BP Settles for 20B


On Monday (10.05) morning, a consent decree was filed in federal court to outlining the final details of the 20 billion dollar BP settlement. A joint announcement from the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, as well as Commerce Agriculture and Interior departments explained that the historical deal was matter of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a deal hashed out in July.


Offshore Auction Sparks Sunpie's Onshore Protest


On Wednesday (8.19), the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is set to auction off a fresh set of offshore oil and gas drilling leases. However, zydeco master and former park ranger Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and a group of conservationists are calling on the agency to halt the auction until a parks program is renewed.


Half Shelled

P&J's Sal Sunseri Talks Oyster Issues Ahead of Fest



This weekend, New Orleanians will gather to celebrate the annual Oyster Festival, but in the unofficial “Oyster Capital of America,” all is not right. Five years after the explosion of BP’s oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, New Orleanians are still reporting problems caused by the oil that flooded the Gulf of Mexico. Sal Sunseri, co-owner of P&J Oyster Co. and co-founder of the New Orleans Oyster Festival talked with NoDef about the lingering effects.


Shrimp Scam: DOJ Nails Company for Counterfeit Crustaceans


Texans take their state seriously. Heck, Texas Governor Greg Abott, Senator Ted Cruz, and icon Chuck Norris are concerned that the U.S. government is going to engage in a military takeover of the state this summer. Here, in Louisiana, we take our seafood seriously. On Thursday (5.07) U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite secured a guilty plea from a Texas company that tried to pass off foreign shrimp as a Gulf product, a violation of the Lacey Act.


Today in NOLA 4.17.15


Today in NOLA, the LPO is offering some top flight classical music. Tank and the Bangas are continuing their mercurial rise and musicians are banding together to fight for the Gulf. On this day in 1811, Attakapas Country was abolished and established as St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. Now, more to do in Orleans Parish.


Drilling for Answers

Pols, Academics, & Industry Weigh In at Gulf Energy Forum



The Atlantic Magazine flew south to host “An American Town Hall” on energy and the midterm elections yesterday.  Industry representatives, academics, and politicians sat on four small panels and discussed fracking on the Northshore, commuter trains to Baton Rouge, Mary Landrieu’s senate race, and many things in between.


Geaux Fish!

Audubon Aquarium Deals LA Seafood an Ace



New Orleanians are all well-acquainted with the many methods for getting Louisiana seafood from the market to the mouth, but a new exhibit at the Audubon Aquarium is looking to show what happens before the feast.


Anchors Away


by Kyle Gilmore

 BP is going to remove the thousands of anchors left behind by the booms used throughout the gulf to aid in the oil spill cleanup. Well, they’re not going to remove the anchors, they're going to search for them. Well, before they actually begin their search they're going to place more anchors in local waters to see what is the best way to search for them. Then they’re going to begin the actual search for them. Finally they're going to seriously consider removing the anchors. 


Oh Nooo, Ms. Bullock


So, now that Sandra Bullock has put the gossip baby and the divorce behind her, the Oscar winner has moved on to applying her fame to a good cause: Gulf Restoration. She filmed a PSA for America's Wetlands Foundation. BUT! She has now withdrawn after discovering some of the cause's facts are dubious, like who should pay to restore. the funny thing is that claymation superstar, Mr. Bill, had to withdraw from an earlier campaign promoted by the same foundation.


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