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Link to bloomberg.com Fracking Profits Finally Blossoming After Decade of Steep Losses 

From 2020 to the end of the second quarter, they’ll have reaped more than $85 billion, according to estimates, and the gains are forecast to continue at least through the rest of this year.

It’s a vindication of the sector’s new business model that prizes profits over production growth. For consumers, it’s a sign that shale is no longer willing to fund money-losing drilling projects that ensured years of ample crude and natural gas supplies.

Source: Bloomberg

Link to theadvocate.com Lafayette asks judge to reconsider dismissing St. Martin Parish from federal spoil bank lawsuit 

Lafayette wanted a judge to declare it followed all rules and regulations in February when, at night, it had a contractor remove the spoil bank, an unofficial levee created along the Vermilion River bank decades ago when the Corps dumped material it dredged from the river. St. Martin Parish alleged LCG needed its permission to conduct the work.

Source: The Advocate

Link to wwno.org With Louisiana abortion law in limbo, these groups are giving out Plan B for free 

Reproductive health advocates are working to make sure people know the option is still here, and are trying to make it easier to get — an effort they see as especially urgent in the post-Roe world.

But they worry that emboldened anti-abortion legislators may come for it next, especially because of a longstanding misconception that the pill may cause abortions.

Source: WWNO

Link to theadvertiser.com Library likely broke Open Meetings Law in bid to fire Lafayette librarian

North Regional Library Branch Manager Cara Chance survived an attempt by Library Board of Control President Robert Judge to fire her at Monday’s meeting after Judge accused her of “willful insubordination” over a teen romance book display that included titles with LGBTQ storylines.

But the board’s actions at Monday’s meeting appear to violate the state Open Meetings Law since the agenda did not give the public notice that the board would take action on Chance’s employment.

Source: The Advertiser