A bill that would create a brand new government department has passed through a house committee.
If passed, the newly created Department of Debt would be responsible for going after the more than $1.3 billion owed to the state.
Baton Rouge wants tens of millions of dollars from BP and others involved in the Crisis on the Coast.
According to reports, the $35 million lawsuit is over lost taxes and other costs to Baton Rouge during the spill.
Preliminary imaging results from the recently completed 3D survey of a 2.28 square mile area, stretching from the Texas Brine site to beyond the Bayou Corne community, indicate that the western edge of the Napoleonville Dome has remained stable
A chemical spill in Lafayette forced employees to evacuate their workplace.
At 9:11 a.m. this morning, the Lafayette Fire Department and its hazmat crews responded to a hazardous spill at AMCOL-Health and Beauty Solutions.