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Federal judge dismisses challenge against Formosa Plastics while Corps of Engineers reconsiders permit

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a Chinese conglomerate’s plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana because the Army Corps...

Study finds no elevated cancer risk at Reserve facility

A recent study found no connection between the risk of death from lung or liver cancer and exposure to a chemical produced at a...

Seismic testing for oil, gas deposits will continue in GOM, coastal waters of Louisiana

The Bureau of Energy Management has decided to allow the continued use of seismic testing to search for oil and gas deposits in the...

LCA CEO: Louisiana chemical facilities have significantly cut emissions

In the last 30 years, chemical facilities operating in Louisiana have cut air emissions by 75 percent. Once inconceivable, this accomplishment is now a...

$234M oil spill settlement will provide five wetlands restoration projects

Louisiana is getting $234.6 million in BP oil spill settlement money for five wetlands restoration projects in three parishes. In an announcement last week, Gov....

Port NOLA gets $1.24M grant to expand Clean TRIP initiative

The Port of New Orleans has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant for $1.24 million for the port’s Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program...

Is carbon storage the Gulf Coast’s next big thing?

Plans are underway for nearly a dozen commercial-scale carbon repositories along the Gulf Coast, the Houston Chronicle reports. If completed, the facilities would begin putting...

Kinder Morgan gets thumbs up for Acadiana pipeline project

Kinder Morgan Inc. has received FERC approval to begin construction of the company's proposed Acadiana natural gas pipeline project in Louisiana, Reuters reports. The $143 million...

Proposed ban on federal offshore oil leases spurs attacks from LMOGA, Garret Graves

Louisiana’s oil and gas industry and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves are criticizing a new proposal introduced by House Democrats this week that would end...

80 million tons of industrial carbon gas stored under a southwest Louisiana ranch? A...

In deep geologic formations beneath a ranch between Lake Charles and the Sabine River, a company called Gulf Coast Sequestration wants to permanently store...

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