Environment

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...

Louisiana Legislature passed chemical recycling bill, but critics say it may...

A bill passed by the Louisiana Legislature this session would usher in a new kind of plastic recycling in the state, but environmental advocates...

Lawmakers hope ‘orphan’ well tax exemption will resolve ongoing problem in...

Lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation that would establish a program to help fix “orphan” oil wells by offering a tax exemption on oil produced...

This session made the 8th consecutive year the Louisiana Legislature heaped...

For nearly a decade, Louisiana lawmakers have passed annual resolutions encouraging closer economic ties with Taiwan. Dating back to 2014, these resolutions have mentioned...

Recreational fishers want Louisiana’s biggest commercial fishery to back off nearshore...

A small silver fish was the topic of a nearly three hour discussion among fishers, environmental advocates and lawmakers at the Louisiana Capitol this...

Resolution initiated by 13-year-old aims to recycle Louisiana’s political campaign signs

When campaigns are over, corrugated plastic signs are often left behind on neutral grounds and in ditches. And there’s another problem: Most city recycling...

House passes bill that would hide corporate tax break data from...

House lawmakers on Thursday voted 59-38 for a bill that would change the public records law to allow the state economic development agency to...

Gov. Edwards speaks on unemployment benefits, legalizing marijuana and election reform

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced several coastal restoration projects along Southeast Louisiana Wednesday afternoon, which he said would “make our coastal communities and our...

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