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Entries by Susan Buchanan from 07/2012

Ailing Catfish Growers Want More Help From Feds

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

Southerners may think the fried catfish they lunch on is locally grown but it could be pulled out of a basket in Vietnam's Mekong River. Louisiana's catfish industry is shrinking. And federal budget tightening has killed several attempts to help catfish producers.

"Resilience" Theme Irks Gulf Residents at Green Conference

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

A number of Louisianans attended, and the theme of resilience or withstanding adversity didn't sit well with some of them, who said the state had suffered unnecessarily from oil-and-gas greed and the mistakes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What exactly upset attendees from Louisiana?

Louisiana Coastal Director Says BP Must Pay To The Max

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week "we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands" of the company's responsibilities.