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Houston dredging company to pay $1 million for Louisiana oil spill

A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through...

The Natural Gas State: Shale and LNG become big business in Louisiana

Louisiana’s liquefied natural gas industry and the Haynesville Shale play are now inseparably linked as they move in tandem toward a future where natural...

Westlake Chemical spending $110M to cut air pollution as part of settlement

Three subsidiaries of Westlake Chemical last week settled allegations that they violated federal and state pollution control laws, reports the Associated Press. The U.S. Department...

Last year’s Seacor Power tragedy could change Jones Act

In light of 2021's Seacor Power tragedy, legal reform or an appeal may be on the way that could have lasting effects on the...

The Legal Quagmire: The courtroom battles over environmental policy

Courtrooms across the U.S. are finding themselves on the front lines of a nationwide struggle over federal and state rights in regulating environmental policy....

Louisiana loses challenge to federal greenhouse gas emissions policy

In a victory for the Biden administration, a federal appeals court last week refused to revisit its March decision reviving administration plans to account...

Brown and Root’s federal and state lawsuits still pending against CSRS

Brown and Root Industrial Services, a Bernhard Capital company, continues to pursue two lawsuits against CSRS subsidiary Fides Consulting, alleging theft of trade secrets. BRIS...

Biden administration won’t appeal invalidation of offshore oil leases

The Biden administration last week declined to appeal a January court decision that invalidated oil and gas leases it sold last year, reports The...

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...

Louisiana federal judge blocks higher climate cost estimate on emissions

On Feb. 11, a federal judge blocked the Biden administration’s attempt to put greater emphasis on greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting...

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