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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...

Protestors can challenge Louisiana pipeline law, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled that protesters arrested during a protest against pipeline construction may continue their challenge of a Louisiana law carrying a...

Lake Charles industry to pay $5.5 million for Calcasieu contamination

Nine Lake Charles area chemical companies and oil refineries have agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million for their contamination of the northern...

Landry leads 13-state lawsuit to overturn lease ban

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a 13-state lawsuit against the Biden administration for what he calls “an attack on American energy independence,...

Landry authorizes lawsuit settlement between oil company, state

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced on March 4 that he has signed off on a deal to resolve litigation involving an oil-and-gas company...

Louisiana man charged in U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve scheme

A Louisiana man used his position overseeing subcontracts for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help steer $15 million in government work to a...

Former Dan-Gulf comptroller sentenced to eight years for embezzlement, tax fraud

A Metairie man who embezzled more than $7 million from a Louisiana heavy-lift cargo company and committed tax fraud will spend more than five...

Contractors indicted for platform leaks off Louisiana coast

Two supervisors with a Houston-based oil company are facing federal charges after U.S. prosecutors said they knowingly allowed oil to leak from their platforms...

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