The head of a Belle Chasse company that capped a 15-year-old oil spill 12 miles off Plaquemines’ coast earlier this year may have convinced the Parish Council to seek legal recourse against the owners of the offending wells.

Former Plaquemines President and current Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser was in Belle Chasse June 3 to encourage commercial fishermen to begin documenting their losses with an eye toward future government compensation.

The Plaquemines Gazette wants to know how you feel about the prospect of paying a toll for up to 30 years to be rid of the old Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel.

 

 

March for MLK

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jerry Turlich, second from right, joins local Vietnam veterans, from left, Joseph Williams, Leo Harvey, Clarence Brock and Alton Fredrick Jan.

People of Compassion

Belle Chasse Rotary Club hosted Kevin Gardere, Executive Director of Development for Bridge House / GraceHouse at its’ weekly meeting. Bridge House/ Grace House provides gender specific treatment to men

Keep it 1,000

South Plaquemines senior forward Truce Williams had a big January, scoring his 1,000th point—Williams is the Hurricanes’ all-time scoring leader—and receiving a nomination to play in the 2019 McDonalds All-American

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Community

Morgan Lea Buras graduated on May 16 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. She is employed with Children’s

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Support for a new Belle Chasse Bridge has dropped precipitously since the state Department of Transportation’s May 29 meeting announcing a $.45 toll, each direction, for Plaquemines residents to cr

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Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: 504-392-1619
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