Environmental

Louisiana climate task force sets eyes on federal dollars

The Louisiana governor’s Climate Initiatives Task Force met March 9 for the first time since unanimously passing a climate action plan in January, the...

Edison Chouest builds first wind farm service vessel in Cut Off

Ørsted and Eversource along with Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) have announced the building of the first Jones Act-qualified wind farm service operations vessel (SOV) in the U.S. has...

Oil industry group seeks clarity on carbon emissions ruling

The American Petroleum Institute is asking federal officials to clarify their stance that a recent ruling by a Louisiana-based federal judge will cause permitting...

Lawmaker wants wind farms in Louisiana waters, but bill could make them too costly

A proposed law could both open Louisiana waters to offshore wind energy development and close it by making wind farms too costly, reports NOLA.com. House...

Louisiana among states opposing ban on LNG rail transport

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a coalition of 25 states in opposition to a proposed federal rule to ban natural gas transport...

UN report paints dire picture of south Louisiana’s future due to climate change

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of the Texas coast in 2017. Then in 2020, ferocious winds from Hurricane...

Louisiana PSC, others seek to stop utilities from charging for anti-solar advocacy

A handful of groups that support rooftop solar, along with several attorneys general and the Louisiana Public Service Commission, have asked the Federal Energy...

Opponents voice concerns over Lake Charles ‘blue methanol’ plant

A permit renewal for a proposed "blue methanol" plant in Lake Charles was the subject of a Feb. 25 public hearing in Carlyss, La.,...

Energy, pipeline companies offer 500 million tons of carbon capture capacity to Louisiana industry

EnLink Midstream and Talos Energy are jointly offering carbon capture, transportation and sequestration for industrial-scale emitters in Louisiana, the companies announced Tuesday. The service offering is focused...
Tallgrass Energy crude oil pipeline

Pipeline safeguards weren’t working during New Orleans diesel spill

A corroded pipeline that ruptured and spilled 350,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland did not have a fully functioning...

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