BREAKING NEWS: Chevron Confirms Oil Leak in Gulf of Mexico; Shuts Down Pipeline Off Louisiana Coast


Oil giant Chevron has confirmed an oil leak related to an equipment failure at a site located in shallow waters approximately 40 miles east of Venice, Louisiana. The company has shut down its Cypress line and a portion of its Main Pass pipeline network to investigate the leak. According to a Reuters report, the Cypress line feeds a terminal known as Empire located on the Mississippi River in...

Site visits at center of Chevron environmental case


Donald Moncayo walks to the edge of a flat grassy field that once held two large pits that brimmed with a stew of water and crude from an oil-drilling operation. He lifts a heavy auger above his head and prepares to plunge it into the ground. “They always show you the shirt the coat and the tie,” he said of the area, called Sacha 53, which is now pastureland and spindly trees. “They never show...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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