Oil + Gas

Louisiana governor vetoes oil and gas tax break from special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed Wednesday an oil and gas industry tax break passed by the Louisiana Legislature that would cost the state over...

Marathon Petroleum, accused of fraudulently seeking tax exemption, asks commerce board...

A state board deferred consideration of $43 million in tax breaks for Marathon Petroleum Friday after claims that the company falsified public records to...

Biden’s presidency could open doors for environmental justice in Louisiana

WASHINGTON —  The incoming Biden administration is poised to bring a new focus to environmental justice—a major policy change that could have an impact...

Louisiana climate task force holds first meeting

Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, a body Gov. John Bel Edwards created through an Aug. 19 executive order,  held its inaugural meeting at the...

Formosa Plastics permit suspended by Army Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced through a court filing in federal court in Washington its plans to suspend its permit...

Bill passes offering $48 million in tax breaks to oil and...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would give an estimated $48 million in tax exemptions to the oil and gas industry. House Bill...

Multiple tax-cut bills pass the Louisiana House Tuesday

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed several tax bills Tuesday including one that gives $157 million in tax breaks to oil companies, another that...

Lawmakers vote to give $157 million to oil companies and bypass...

A Louisiana House of Representatives Committee narrowly passed a bill Monday that muddies the state’s corporate tax exemption laws by creating a potential loophole...

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane...

By John Pardue, Louisiana State University Hurricane Laura plowed through the heart of Louisiana’s oil and chemical industries as a powerful Category 4 storm,...

After Hurricane Laura makes landfall, crews battle chlorine fire at BioLab...

In the destructive wake of Hurricane Laura, emergency responders and hazmat crews spent most of Thursday battling a chemical fire at a chlorine plant...

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