Oil + Gas

EPA should force Louisiana to curb air pollution, environmentalists say

Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Louisiana’s draft proposal to meet federally-mandated pollution reductions and instead enforce its own...

Grassroot groups give Louisiana lawmakers an ‘F’ on the environment

Louisiana is among the nation’s top energy producing states. It’s also among the states most vulnerable to climate change, which is driving more intense...

Science catches up to what residents of Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ have...

If you’re ever inclined to describe how healthy you are, you’d do well to remember that the world is bigger than Louisiana and that...

Louisiana courts energy startup that converts sugar cane waste to biofuel

A company that turns sugar cane waste into a green biofuel is considering building a $70 million renewable energy facility in Iberia Parish, and...

John Bel Edwards signs ‘orphan’ well tax exemption into law

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday signed into law a program to help fix “orphan” oil wells by offering a tax exemption on oil...

Marathon Petroleum cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1B in...

One morning in September, word of layoffs began to spread quickly through Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in Garyville. Seven months into the pandemic, workers at the...

The tax breaks for jobs scheme isn’t working out for Louisiana...

You, I and every other American taxpayer helped out Marathon Petroleum during the worst of the pandemic. Then, the same year it secured its...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases...

A federal judge in Lafayette has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

RISE St. James founder Sharon Lavigne wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Sharon Lavigne, a retired special needs teacher in St. James Parish and the founder of the faith based environmental justice group RISE St. James...

Amid oil and gas buildout, Louisiana industry pushes for less oversight

When a natural gas pipeline fire in Paradis killed one worker and burned three others in 2017, the Louisiana State Police ordered Phillips 66...

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