Liberal group argues that increased royalties for Gulf Coast states are ‘inequitable windfall’; NOPD fined for violating public-records law

Print More

Interestingly, the figures from the analysis — $50 billion over 30 years — is nearly aligned with the state’s Master Plan to restore the coast by 2050, which would cost approximately $50 billion. (In a previous Lens opinion piece, I shared my thoughts on the royalty plan.)

The Louisiana health department this week issued an emergency rule requiring most water systems in the state to maintain a higher disinfectant level, the first change in required chlorine levels in almost two decades as officials respond to a rare brain-eating amoeba found in two water systems in recent months.

Scores of taxi drivers in the audience broke into applause Thursday afternoon as the New Orleans City Council voted 4-3 to delay for one year a new age limit for cabs, but the cheers almost certainly were premature.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu immediately vetoed the ordinance, and it takes five council votes to override a veto — one vote more than proponents of the change can muster.

Help us report this story     Report an error    
The Lens' donors and partners may be mentioned or have a stake in the stories we cover.