The Power of Preemption

By: Chad Thornton Parishes throughout Louisiana are finding difficulty in rezoning parish lands that have been previously permitted or may be permitted for use in the oil and gas industry. Under Article 6 of the Louisiana Constitution, the regulation of the oil and gas industry by the Commissioner of the Read more…

A Victory for the Health of Navigable Waterways

By: Rachel Hart A recent United States Supreme Court decision answered a long-debated question regarding a major provision of the Clean Water Act.[1]Although the answer given by the Court is broad and imprecise, it tightens restrictions on direct discharges into navigable waters of the United States, promoting healthier and cleaner Read more…




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