February 8, 2017

Jones Swanson focuses on pipelines’ role in Louisiana land loss

Two years after the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority–East hired Jones Swanson to file a lawsuit against nearly 100 oil, gas and pipeline companies for damaging Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, a group of South Louisiana landowners hired the firm to file a similar case against two of the nation’s biggest…

August 17, 2016

Bloomberg: Louisiana’s sinking coast is a $100 billion nightmare for Big Oil

“‘The industry down there has relied on the natural environment to protect its infrastructure, and that environment is now unraveling,’ said Kai Midboe, the director of policy research at the Water Institute of the Gulf. ‘They need to step up.’ Every year in Louisiana, more than 20 square miles of…

February 18, 2016

These towns are about to disappear: Isle de Jean Charles and Kivalina both have to move somewhere else

Two U.S. coastal communities — Isle de Jean Charles, here in Louisiana, and Kivalina, 4,000 miles away in Alaska — are both preparing to move their entire populations to new locations. Kivalina has lost nearly all its land to floods and erosion, as the Arctic climate has changed. Meanwhile, on the…

January 12, 2016

How the Paris climate agreement could affect Louisiana

125,000 miles of pipeline run across Louisiana —Map: US Energy Information Agency When scientists discuss places in the world that are impacted by climate change, they often mention Louisiana. When U.S. military experts talk about cities that could be damaged or even destroyed by sea level rise, New Orleans is…