Monday, December 16, 2013

Koch Sucker oil group sues Louisiana AG over SLFPA-E wetlands lawsuit ~Kevin McGill, AP
Sean Payton is (rightfully) pissed off ~Federico Ferrari, Who Dat Dish

Letter: With Oil & Gas Industry, state is subsidizing its own failure ~New Orleans Advocate

In The Bagneris? ~Adrastos, Humid City

Louisiana Tech opens digital trenchless technology reference room ~Shreveport Times
~The Trenchless Technology Center evolved from the Trenchless Excavation Center at Louisiana Tech, established in 1989 by Tom Iseley, with a primary focus on microtunneling and horizontal directional drilling. Expanding its reach to other trenchless technologies, the structure and name was changed to the Trenchless Technology Center in 1991.

Battle Of The Bottom Feeder: U.S., Vietnam In Catfish Fight ~Jackie Northam, NPR
~Bill Battle has been catfish farming for more than three decades. Catfish has always been popular in the South, but its popularity took off throughout the country in the 1980s. Battle says they could hardly build ponds fast enough to keep up with the demand.
But he has watched with alarm over the past decade as Vietnam has flooded the U.S. market with its own, cheaper catfish, forcing him to cut back on production. "At one time, I was 3,000 acres. Now I'm basically about 1,200 acres of water," he says.