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Appeals court rules in favor of Terrebonne Parish government in coastal lawsuit

An appeals court has ruled in favor of Terrebonne Parish government in a lawsuit over the manner in which the Louisiana Department of Natural...

Taylor Oil, feds settle lawsuit over leaking wells

A New Orleans-based oil company has agreed to turn over a $432 million cleanup trust fund and pay an additional $43 million to settle...

Landry argues for injunction against ‘social cost’ carbon plan

Attorney General Jeff Landry is asking a federal court in Lafayette to halt a Biden administration plan to apply climate change “social cost” damages...
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NTSB Report: Ship master worked 50 hours nonstop before Louisiana crash

An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night near Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to...

American Commercial to pay $2 million to preserve New Orleans habitat after spill

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based American Commercial Barge Line LLC has agreed to acquire and preserve 649 acres of woodland wildlife habitat near New Orleans and pay...

Firestone Polymers settles environmental claims at Sulphur rubber plant

Firestone Polymers LLC has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and several other federal and state environmental laws at the...

Louisiana CCUS operators to face property rights hurdles

The current administration’s focus on climate change has prompted a renewed interest in carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS). In July, the White House...

Fifth Circuit ruling could send coastal litigation to federal court

Oil companies fighting dozens of lawsuits that blame drilling for decades of coastal erosion and wetland loss in Louisiana are pleased with a new...

Pressure is on for feds to comply with Louisiana order restarting oil and gas...

The Interior Department could be held in contempt of court if it doesn’t soon comply with a Louisiana federal judge’s order to restart federal...

CITGO will pay nearly $20M for Calcasieu River oil discharge

CITGO Petroleum Corporation has agreed to pay $19.69 million to resolve federal and state claims for natural resource damages under the Oil Pollution Act...

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