Environmental

Louisiana’s ‘Rigs to Reefs’ program is a win-win for industry the Gulf

While in its essence an environmental solution, the practice of converting offshore platforms into artificial reefs is usually a matter of financial common sense....

For three decades, George Lockhart has found profit in industrial waste transit

For more than three decades now, George Lockhart’s business has been transporting industrial waste. The Livingston Parish businessman can remember when it was a niche...

Infrared cameras detect leaks at industrial sites across the Gulf South. Will they gain...

Thanks to the ingenuity of some early visionaries, the use of infrared technology for leak detection is gaining a foothold at industrial sites in...

Industry confidence is buoyed by expectations of a business-friendly Trump administration

An odd mixture of apprehension and anticipation permeates the industrial market in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, as leaders wait to see just...

Novel carbon capture project in Lake Charles takes a major step forward

Louisiana has moved closer to becoming the site of what will be the world’s largest manufacturing carbon capture facility. The U.S. Energy Department in December...

How do corridor companies do it? Leadership and people skills are key

As Louisiana’s continuing demand for skilled laborers leads to a worrisome decline in productivity, some are taking steps to ensure safety doesn’t become the...

Despite the headlines, industry and environmental advocates have become critical partners in saving the...

Tension between development and the environment is not a uniquely Louisiana issue. From logging in the Pacific Northwest to fracking in water-scarce states, the...

Local oil and gas producers predict EPA will soon target existing facilities

Taking what they say is a sizeable step toward corralling methane emissions by U.S. oil and gas producers, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a...

New DEQ secretary Chuck Carr Brown urges industry to be proactive

Viewing his appointment as a homecoming of sorts, Dr. Chuck Carr Brown took over as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Jan....

EPA’s Clean Power Plan leads regulatory push that has some in industry concerned

The country’s evolving regulatory environment, and how the installation of a new president in 2017 will impact it, have become growing concerns for Louisiana...

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