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Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation
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Guest Commentary: New Evidence Released in Oil Spill Settlement Debacle Leaves Another Black Eye on Louisiana’s Legal Reputation

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New data and information surfacing about the claims administrator for the Gulf oil spill settlement, Patrick Juneau, raise serious questions about whether he merits serving in this role.

New Report Explains Why Globalizing Louisiana’s Natural Gas Revolution Makes Economic and Environmental Sense
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New Report Explains Why Globalizing Louisiana’s Natural Gas Revolution Makes Economic and Environmental Sense

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Exporting U.S. natural gas could achieve the dual benefits of global climate-change mitigation and local/national economic development.

Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act
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Pelican Institute-R Street Report Calls for Careful Oversight of RESTORE Act

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Louisiana faces real vulnerabilities and cannot afford to see funds misused on projects that do not advance the act’s goals. This opportunity to accomplish something good out of the BP disaster should not be squandered.

Engulfed By Environmental Crimes: Overcriminalization on the Gulf Coast
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Engulfed By Environmental Crimes: Overcriminalization on the Gulf Coast

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Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida all border the Gulf of Mexico and between these five states alone they have passed nearly 1,000 laws criminalizing various coastal activities.

U.S. Manufacturing Rebound Fueled By Affordable, Abundant Natural Gas Resource
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U.S. Manufacturing Rebound Fueled By Affordable, Abundant Natural Gas Resource

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In Louisiana alone, over $60 billion in new manufacturing investments have been announced over the past 24 months: the justification of which are all tied to abundant U.S. unconventional natural gas supplies.