Study Alleges Majority of Legacy Lawsuits Fail to Produce Hard Evidence of Contamination

By Kevin Mooney
Are the attorneys and plaintiffs who file lawsuits built around oilfield contamination allegations genuinely concerned about environmental damage? Or, are they instead motivated by a loophole in the law that allows for financial awards to be detached from cleanup efforts?

TAGS: American Tort Reform Association, department of natural resources, environment, Legacy Lawsuits, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Sierra Club

Study: U.S. Natural Gas Boom Has Weakened Foreign Influence on Energy Markets

By Robert Ross
The American natural gas boom will cause the U.S. to dethrone Russia as the world’s leading supplier of natural gas, and will continue to bring jobs to Louisiana, according to a new study.

TAGS: Baker Institute for Public Policy, Haynesville Shale, Jackie Savitz, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Robert Bryce, Shale Gas and U.S. National Security, Shale Natural Gas, U.S. Department of Energy