Environmental

Governor vetoes penalties for protesters

The governor of Louisiana has vetoed a bill that would have upped the penalties imposed on environmental protesters who trespass on energy company property. The...

Some improvements, some challenges since BP oil spill

A decade after the BP oil spill unfolded, marine scientists and experts who study the region say the Gulf has recovered—mostly—and in some ways...

Edwards, four other governors want biofuel requirements waived

John Bel Edwards and four other governors have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to waive U.S. biofuel blending requirements—citing a spike in the cost...

Louisiana snags $155.7 million in GOMESA money

Louisiana on Monday snagged $155.7 million in GOMESA revenue-sharing funds for coastal restoration efforts, derived from offshore energy production. Plaquemines Parish gets the largest disbursement...

Shell official advocates for a preemptive approach to offshore pipeline protection

Shell Pipeline’s Donnie Garrison touts a proactive approach to protecting the Louisiana’s thousands of miles of offshore pipeline. Taking an early role in re-creating...

Entergy, Edison Chouest launch shore power project at Port Fourchon

Marine vessels docked at South Louisiana's Port Fourchon can now play a role in helping protect Louisiana's environment by replacing fossil fuel-generated ship power with Entergy's...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge refinery earns EPA Energy Star certification

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification, which signifies that the facility performs in the top 25%...

Will safety rules on oil drilling stand up in court after Scott Angelle’s changes?

As the offshore oil industry’s federal regulator completed its overhaul of a major well-drilling safety rule in 2018, the agency’s director, Louisiana native Scott...

Diamond Green Diesel strikes deal with IMTT for pipelines, storage

Diamond Green Diesel will use the St. Rose International-Matex Tank Terminal as a logistics hub for its renewable diesel facility in Norco. Diamond Green Diesel...

Lafayette firm pleads guilty in oil spill incident

An oil production company based in Lafayette Parish and its president pleaded guilty yesterday to violations stemming from an oil spill that occurred in 2016. In...

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