Allen Lottinger




Will Kennedy be next governor?
December 10, 2010 at 9:15 am
Look for state Treasurer John Kennedy to be a viable candidate for governor of Louisiana sometime in the future.

Fertilizer not needed in diversions
October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
Dead zones are beginning to show up within the coast of Louisiana as well as offshore due to heavy diversions of Mississippi River water to help push back intrusions of oil from the recent spill in the Gulf. It gives us more reason than ever to insist that over-fertilization of farms along the river be firmly stopped for good.

Loud commercials may come to an end
October 08, 2010 at 9:11 am
At last . . . those loud commercials that interrupt television programs may soon come to an end. The U. S. Senate passed a bill last week to keep commercials on TV at the same volume as the rest of the programs.

Corps needs justification for berms?
September 24, 2010 at 9:18 am
We used to say that Louisiana can save its coast by primarily doing two things - - restoring the barrier islands and diverting fresh water and sediment from the Mississippi River into the wetlands. That was in the sixties and seventies when the state first started getting aggressive in the project.

Speaker to discuss terrorism from within
August 19, 2010 at 10:47 am
Whether we like it or not, terrorists are not recruited only in the mid-east. They also come from the land of the free and the home of the brave - - right here in the United States of America.

Feds have almost ignored fertilizer spill
August 12, 2010 at 10:01 am
Why was the federal administration so quick to pronounce a moratorium on future offshore exploration and drilling after the BP oil spill but has done nothing to stop continuation of the deadzone in the Gulf of Mexico caused by fertilizer spills from midwest farms? The latter is killing our fisheries much more than the BP spill.

Tarpon Rodeo to be historic event this year
July 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm
The first Grand Isle Non-Fishing Tarpon Rodeo will be held Saturday. You read it right.

Injunction calls for compromise on drilling ban
June 24, 2010 at 11:25 am
There certainlly should be a better way to help insure that another devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico does not happen again. And Federal District Judge Martin Feldman recognized that fact when he granted a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling Tuesday.

Our waterborne industries need help
May 06, 2010 at 11:33 am
Even if we can avert the worst consequences possible from the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana’s commercial and sport fishing industries have already suffered significant damage. Both of them adhere to tight budgets that do not allow for much leeway.

Oil production can produce its problems
April 29, 2010 at 11:34 am
It was a tragic accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico last week, killing 11 men when an offshore oil rig blew up 50 miles south of Venice.

Republicans develop plan in New Orleans
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am
If you thought the nation was beginning to fall apart before last weekend, you might feel it’s well on its way today.

Passenger rail service needed
March 04, 2010 at 11:24 am
The main route where Louisiana could use passenger rail service is between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, right through St. Charles Parish.

Do we really need a lieutenant governor?
February 11, 2010 at 10:34 am
Let’s face it, the only time we need a lieutenant governor is when the governor dies, gets elected to a higher office or quits for some other reason. Then he becomes the head man in the state and his office means something.

Are Dems backing down on healthcare?
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
Now that a Republican has been elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, considered a political impossibility in the past, the Democrats want to reconsider or reconstruct the elements of their health care bill.

Adopting a Haitian kid would be a great service
January 21, 2010 at 11:47 am
Now’s a good time to adopt children if one is so inclined. And adopting one from Haiti would help relieve a great humanitarian problem.

Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.

Can Dr. Hillary save us?
September 27, 2007 at 8:10 am
At this point in the presidential campaign, it appears that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. (Long pause for some expected regurgitations and other expressions of illness.)

Welcome to fall and the biggest election in the next four years
September 20, 2007 at 8:00 am
Tomorrow is the first day of fall and we have already felt some relief from the summer heat. But there is much more on the agenda for this coming season.

Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
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A group of St. Rose residents have banded together in the wake of a 10-day noxious chemical release from IMTT’s St. Rose facility in June that left more than 130 people in the area feeling sick.