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New federal office to tackle Louisiana’s ‘orphan’ oil well problem

The federal government is establishing an office dedicated to cleaning up abandoned oil and gas sites, a move that Louisiana officials say will likely...

Louisiana takes another swipe at more federal offshore cash

Parish presidents, police jurors, legislators, bureaucrats, U.S. representatives and U.S. senators are re-grouping after their initial failed attempt to get the Reinvesting In Shoreline...

Company with Louisiana project completes first CO2 direct-air capture

Startup Climeworks AG achieved an important milestone recently by successfully pulling CO2 from the open air and storing it underground for the first time, The Wall...

Study says ExxonMobil scientists knew of impending climate change

ExxonMobil’s scientists were remarkably accurate in their predictions about global warming even as the company made public statements that contradicted its own scientists’ conclusions,...

Origin Materials lands $1.5 billion in tax-exempt bonds for Geismar facility

Origin Materials Inc. announced last week that the Louisiana State Bond Commission had unanimously granted final approval of up to $1.5 billion in tax-exempt...

BRAC, LCA applaud ruling against carbon capture moratorium

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Louisiana Chemical Association are praising a federal judge’s recent ruling that Livingston Parish cannot enforce a carbon...

Biden administration proposes tougher emissions standards

The Biden administration is proposing lower limits for a deadly air pollutant, saying tougher standards for soot from tailpipes, smokestacks and wildfires could prevent...

Denka’s LaPlace plant to face new EPA rules on waste disposal

Federal regulators announced Wednesday they had reached an agreement with the controversial Denka Performance Elastomer plant in LaPlace over violations of hazardous waste rules related...

Tallgrass sells 500 acres in Louisiana to restore coastline

Midstream oil and gas giant Tallgrass announced last week that it would sell 500-plus acres in Louisiana to help restore the eroding coastline and...

Louisiana industry mulls offshore wind as power source

Offshore wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico proposed by the Biden Administration could generate enough electricity for 3.1 million homes in Texas and...

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