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Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes Respond to Governors Lawsuit Request

Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes Respond to Governors Lawsuit Request

Members, Please read the following letter from Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove concerning the Governors request for coastal parishes to sue oil companies. Note that both Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes are represented in this letter to the Governor. Attached please find a copy of our letter to the Governor in response to the request for Terrebonne and Lafourche […]

By October 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

Dear Member: Oil and gas producers beware. Today, Judge Janice Clark ruled against the oil and gas industry.  The judge did not issue her own ruling, but instead took the position, word for word, of the Attorney General and his lawyers. The only winners in Judge Janice Clark’s ruling are private trial lawyers who will […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Six reasons why you should come to the LOGA Industry Seminar…

Six reasons why you should come to the LOGA Industry Seminar…

  Six reasons why you and your company should be present at the 2013 LOGA Industry Seminar & CLE:#1: Garret Graves, Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) will discuss the Southeast Flood Protection Authority East lawsuit against the oil & gas industry #2: Keynote Speaker, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg […]

By August 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Legacy lawsuit reforms mostly ignored by judges, say energy industry advocate and legal reform group

BATON ROUGE – Supporters of reforms passed in the 2012 state legislature that regulated the handling of certain types of environmental pollution lawsuits are claiming the law is not being followed as was intended and is now largely ineffective. A multi-year drive to regulate legacy lawsuits, which involves the cleanup efforts of environmental damage from […]

By June 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Request for Rehearing

The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied the request for rehearing in the recent STATE OF LOUISIANA AND THE VERMILION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD v. THE LOUISIANA LAND AND EXPLORATION COMPANY, ET AL. case.  This was the legacy lawsuit in which the court allowed additional remediation damages when the lease had no “express contractual provision” allowing such […]

By April 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Oil and gas association announces agreement on cuts to severance tax exemptions

The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association announced it had reached an agreement with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration about how to reduce tax exemptions for the industry. Details of the proposal, which is part of Jindal’s larger effort to eliminate income and corporate taxes and replace them with higher and broader sales taxes, were not immediately […]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

LOGA Statement Concerning An Agreement Reached Regarding Governor’s Tax Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Baton Rouge, LA- Today, in response to ongoing conversations with the Jindal Administration regarding the governor’s proposed tax plan, LOGA is releasing the following statement:  LOGA President Don Briggs stated, “We are pleased that we have reached an agreement with the administration on how to re-structure the severance tax incentives and sales […]

By March 27, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

Louisiana Supreme Court issues Opinion on remediation

UPDATE (2/4/13): We have updated the summary of the opinion after a closer, more in-depth review. The updated summary is below.   Members: Following is a brief summary of an Opinion issued by the Louisiana Supreme Court yesterday regarding remediation standards of the surface in a mineral lease. We are very concerned about the implications […]

By January 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Ultra-Deep Unit

Lauren Estopinal –  An ultra-deep unit is a special unit established by the Department of Natural Resources when drilling exceeds 22,000 feet. Representative Dove brought legislation in the 2012 session to allow for ultra-deep units. The unit differs from a traditional unit in a couple of ways. First, a unit will be established before a […]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Cooperative Endeavor Agreements

Lauren Estopinal   La. R.S. 9:1101 states the waters of Louisiana are not under the direct ownership of any person are declared to be the property of the state. There shall never be any charge assessed against any person for the use of the waters of the state for municipal, industrial, agricultural or domestic purposes. Surface […]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →