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James Gill: Oil companies lose a round in court, so they may be settling with coastal parishes

Once upon a time, the skies over East Timbalier Island would darken as countless pelicans rose from their nests.

One of the barrier islands that formed a bulwark against storms rolling across the Gulf, East Timbalier, locally known back then as Bird Island, was named one of America's first wildlife sanctuaries by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1907. Read more...

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