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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...

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...

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