January 12, 2016

Threat of losing a 50-year-old conservation fund creates a rare bipartisan moment in Congress

If you’ve ever visited the site of the Battle of New Orleans, cast your fishing line in the Pearl River, strolled under an oak tree at Audubon Park, or hit a tennis ball at City Park, you’ve benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (“LWCF”). The site of the…

December 18, 2015

How land loss can force Louisiana’s landowners to give up their property, mineral rights

Over the past 80 years, Louisiana has lost nearly 1,700 square miles of land, causing a former prairie-like coastline to become more like a real-life Atlantis. With another 1,750 square miles at risk of being lost over the next 50 years, researchers have warned us that…

December 18, 2015

Louisiana’s disappearing coast: The bad news just got worse

This is a map from a study released just this month by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), and produced jointly by the Rand Corporation and Louisiana State University. It’s a map of how Louisiana’s coast will look in 50 years without any coastal restoration: Red…

November 3, 2015

What did ExxonMobil executives know about climate change and when did they know it?

Two US Congressmen and three presidential candidates have called for a federal investigation into ExxonMobil since the recent release of what some have suggested are “smoking gun” documents regarding the company’s knowledge and actions concerning climate change. In July, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published…