Louisiana Department of Natural Resources News

Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

By Michelle de Leon | Dec 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.

Governor urged to retreat from threat to sue oil and gas companies

By John Breslin | Oct 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards has been strongly urged to reconsider the pressure he's placed on parishes to sue oil and gas companies over alleged damage to coasts caused by their operations.

LLAW director: Attempt to place political donors as attorneys in lawsuits will be hard for Edwards to live down

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards may answer to the state's voters, but likely no one else, after trying to insert campaign donors as attorneys into controversial lawsuits against oil and gas companies, a spokeswoman for a legal watchdog group said during a recent interview.

Jefferson Parish suits against gulf oil, gas industries dismiss after parish fails to correctly review permits

By Dawn Geske | Aug 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – A district court judge has dismissed several lawsuits filed against the oil and gas industry in southern Louisiana that regarded permit violations under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

LOGA president calls on Vermilion residents to stand up to oil and gas suit

By Jenna Spinelle | Aug 7, 2016

VERMILION — The battle between energy and environment is at the heart of a lawsuit filed recently against 49 oil and gas companies operating along the Louisiana coast.

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources appeals $750,000 whistleblower verdict

By Taryn Phaneuf | Jun 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE — The whistleblower in a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is disappointed that the state has opted to appeal the verdict that awarded him $750,000.

Coastal litigation unnecessary, “sue-and-settle” tactics inappropriate

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association | May 31, 2016

Lawsuits certainly have a way of getting everyone’s attention, especially here in Louisiana.

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