Bob Marshall covers environmental issues for The Lens, with a special focus on coastal restoration and wetlands. While at The Times-Picayune, his work chronicling the people, stories and issues of Louisiana’s wetlands was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes and other awards. In 2012 Marshall was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Loyola University School of Communications Den of Distinction. He can be reached at (504) 232-5013.
After experts blamed pre-Katrina political hacks for ignoring safety issues, voters chose to have experts serve on levee boards. But Jindal has a litmus test that critics say undermines the changes: He wants members who will oppose a lawsuit against oil and gas companies for wetlands damages.By Bob Marshall 18 comments
Loaders are lined up along the beaches between Port Fourchon and Elmer's Island to collect massive tar mats. In the past few weeks, 1.5 million pounds of oily sand and mud have been collected from one spot alone. Experts say remnants of the spill will turn up along the coast for decades.By Bob Marshall 3 comments