Edwin Edwards, are you kidding? | Bayoubuzz – The Lens’ Tyler Bridges discusses former governor Edwards’ announced run for Congress with Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, talk radio host Jeff Crouere, and former Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown.
The surge in Gulf Coast petrochemicals and natural gas-fired power generation, combined with exports of natural gas, could push up Louisiana’s demand for the fuel and revive a voracious market for Haynesville and Marcellus shale gas, according to a report.
Wastewater could help wetlands | Houma Today – The Terrebonne Parish Council gave preliminary approval to a project that would send millions of gallons of treated wastewater into wetlands, instead of directly into the Gulf of Mexico. The hope is that this will stimulate vegetation and rebuild eroding land.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday morning by a coalition of environmental groups says the United Bulk Terminal, a coal export plant in Plaquemines Parish, is polluting the Mississippi River and threatening communities, and wetlands, nearby.
With a number of new coal plants scheduled to come online in the next few years, the lawsuit seeks to bring the plant into compliance with the law and up to the standards of other states.
Roemer disputes Jindal’s Common Core comments | The Advocate – Chas Roemer, the president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, says the governor’s recent complaint about “one size fits all” tests doesn’t apply in this state: “[It’s] neither what we proposed nor what we practice.”
Guest commentary: Time to get rid of the death penalty | The Advocate – Nicholas Trenticosta, a New Orleans lawyer, writes: “If we studied the causes of wrongful convictions, we will learn a leading factor is many prosecutors, especially in high profile capital cases, want a death penalty so badly they are more than willing to hide all evidence that is helpful to the defense, including of course, direct evidence of innocence, as in the case of John Thompson.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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