Louisiana Coastal Law Newsletter

Louisiana Coastal Law Newsletter

Recent Editions:

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March 2018: LCL #98 — All Acts from the Regular Session; Louisiana Sea Grant Examines History and Options of Coastal Access Conflict; Legal Program Part of Louisiana Sea Grant’s 50 Years of Service; Announcements

June 2016: LCL #97 — BP Macondo Settlement: The Potential for Environmental Change; Bills Passed in the 2015 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature Affecting Coast Resource Use and Conservation

April 2015: LCL #96 — Bills Passed in the 2014 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature Affecting Coastal Resource Use and Conservation; Not Dead Yet: Levee Lawsuit Status Update – Spring 2015;  Vermilion Bay: Harbor of Refuge Project Update; Announcements

February 2014: LCL #95 — Into the Abyss of Louisiana’s Gulfward Boundary; Increasing Sea Turtle Mortality and the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries Industry; Handbook Shows Homeowners How to Prepare for Hazards; Announcements

December 2011: LCL #94 — Changes in Coast Guard Regulation of Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels; Flooding, Spillways and Legal Implications; Prior Converted Croplands: Courts Reign in the Power of the Army Corps of Engineers; Announcements

November 2010: LCL #93 — Bills Passed in the 2010 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature Affecting Coastal Resource Use and Conservation; Announcements

July 2010: LCL #92 — Legal Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster; Resolution 60: the Coastal Zone Conundrum; The Redfish Bowfishing Exemption; Announcements

Archived Editions:

1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009

2000-2009
  • December 2009:  LCL #91 — Legislative Session Update; Elmer’s Island Reopens; Clean Water Restoration Act of 2009; Announcements
  • November 2008: LCL #90 — Legislative Session Update; Hazard Mitigation Guidebook Overview; Announcements
  • April 2008: LCL #89 — Boats, Hurricanes and the Law: What Owners Should Know; A Perfect Storm of Opportunities to Establish and Fund a Program to Reduce Misery and Protect Water Resources; Marc Hershman – A Remembrance
  • December 2006: LCL #88 — Legislative Update; Parm v. Shumate; Announcements
  • October 2006: LCL #87 — ABFE’s; Rapanos v. U.S. and Carabell v. U.S. Corps of Engineers; A Nautical Disaster; Regional Research Plan; Federal Plan for Endangered Sawfish; Announcements
  • August 2005: LCL #86 — Dr. Jack van Lopik Retires; Managing 21st Century Frontiers; Avenal v. Louisiana; Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
  • December 2004: LCL #85 — Bills and Resolutions Passed in the 2004 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature Affecting Coastal Resource Use and Conservation
  • May 2004: LCL #84 — Marine Protected Areas; Analysis of Antidumpting Petition; South Florida Water Mgmt. District v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Clean Marina Program; Legislation for Creation of LAIS and Advisory Task Force; Atty. General Opinions
  • November 2003: LCL #83 — 2003 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature Constitutional Amendments Proposed during the 2003 Regular Session and Approved by Voters on October 4, 2003.
  • August 2003: LCL #82 — Louisiana Open Meetings Law; Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials; Protection of Crocodilians; US PIRG vs. Atlantic Salmon of Maine; Determining the Impact of SWANCC; Oyster Liability; Louisiana’s Seaward Boundaries
  • December 2002: LCL #81 — Protection of Shipwrecks in Louisiana and Federal Waters; History of Wax Lake Controversy; Draft Code of Conduct for Responsible Aquaculture; Update on SWANCC vs. United States Army Corps of Engineers; Status of the Oceans; 2002-2003 1st Extraordinary Session; 2002-2003 Regular Legislative Session
  • April 2002:  LCL #80 — Coastal Restoration Efforts Prompt Legislature Changes in Oyster Leasing; The Legal Definition of “Marshlands” and the Implication for Wetlands in Louisiana Nonindigenous Species; The Defense of Lake Tahoe; Bush Administration Weakens Wetland Protections; Federal Legislation Update Pew Oceans Conference on Marine Pollution
  • October 2001: LCL #79 — 2001 Extraordinary & Regular Legislative Sessions
  • April 2001: LCL #78 — Louisiana Senate Bill 1; Natural Resource Damage Assessment; Marine Reserves
  • October 2000: LCL #77 — 2000 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature; The Avenal Lawsuits; St. Martin vs. Mobil Explaration and Phillips Petroleum Company; SWANCC vs. United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • March 2000: LCL #76 — Usafe Oysters: Who’s to Blame?; Jurisich vs. Jenkins, Oyster Leases; Atchafalya Basin Program; EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice; Ballast Water Update

1990-1999
  • October 1999: LCL #75 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Public Lands and Resources; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Environmental Quality; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Miscellaneous
  • April 1999: LCL #74 — Essential Fish Habitat; U.S. vs. Wilson; Invasive Species; Oyster Pasteurization; Clean Water Act §303 (d); Announcements
  • November 1998: LCL #73 — Extraordinary Session and Regular Session; Wildlife and Fisheries; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Public Lands and Resources;  Environmental Quality;  Miscellaneous
  • May 1998: LCL #72 — NISA Regulations; A Place for States to Address Exotic Aquatics; Green Awards; New Scholarship Fund; News and Announcements
  • December 1997: LCL #71 — Essential Fish Habitat; National Estuary Program; News/Announcements
  • August 1997: LCL #70 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Public Lands and Resources; Environmental Quality; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Miscellaneous
  • December 1996: LCL #69 — Historic Development of Seaward Boundaries; Summary of Recent Louisiana Legislation
  • May 1996: LCL #68 — Limited Entry
  • November 1995: LCL #67 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Environmental Quality; Coastal Resources and Public Lands; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals;  Miscellaneous
  • October 1995: LCL #66 — Marsh Management and the Public/Private Balance in Land Rights
  • October 1993: LCL #65 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Environmental Quality; Coastal Resources and Public Lands; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals;  Miscellaneous
  • October 1992: LCL #64 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Environmental Quality; Coastal Resources and Public Lands; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals
  • August 1992: LCL #63 — Comparative Study of State Aquaculture Regulation and Recommendations for Louisiana
  • September 1991: LCL #62 — Regular and Extraordinary Sessions of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Environmental Quality; Coastal Resources and Public Lands; Aquaculture; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals
  • July 1991: LCL #61 — Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention Response Act
  • December 1990: LCL #60 — Regular and Extraordinary Sessions of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Coastal Resources and Public Lands; Environmental Quality;  Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Miscellaneous

1980-1989
  • October 1989: LCL #59 — Regular and Extraordinary Sessions of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Natural Resources/Conservation; Environment/DEQ;  Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Miscellaneous; Act 6
  • October 1988: LCL #58 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Pesticides; Environment/DEQ;  Miscellaneous
  • October 1987: LCL #57 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Hazardous Waste and Toxic Substances; Ports, Harbors and Waterways; Coastal Zone and Wetlands; Oil, Gas and Minerals;  Miscellaneous
  • August 1987: LCL #56 — TEDs and The Endangered Species Act of 1973; Turtle Protection Regulations; Louisiana Reaction to TED Regulations; Turtle Protection Regulations Table
  • September 1986: LCL #55 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Hazardous Waste and Toxic Substances; Flood Control and Levees; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Ports and Waterways; Miscellaneous; Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Law and Policy Conference
  • January 1986: LCL #54 — Louisiana Port, Harbor, and Terminal Districts; Louisiana’s “Nine Mile” Territorial Sea
  • September 1985: LCL #53 — Regular Session of the Legislature; Wildlife and Fisheries; Oil, Gas and Minerals; Ports and Waterways; Hazardous Waste and Toxic Substances; Flood Control and Levees; Pesticides; Miscellaneous