Louisiana Coastal Law Newsletter

Louisiana Coastal Law Newsletter

Recent Editions:


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:


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