In the Matter of Dravo Basic Materials

Michael D. Conroy

Practice Area:Administrative Law

Outcome:Ended shell dredging in Lake Ponchartrain.

Description:The case culminated in a 3 month administrative hearing that resulted in the termination of shell dredging in Lake Ponchartrain and led to the revitalization of this magnificent estuary. The result was upheld on appeal and the Louisiana legislature refused to overturn the result. This case was accompanied by the administration denial of new oil exploration in Pontchartrain followed by $750,000 in appropriations for the environmental effort..