Environment

Louisiana Legislature may erase ethics charges against groundwater regulators

The Louisiana Legislature is close to approving a bill that would allow employees of industrial companies to sit on the groundwater district commissions that...

Bill to allow environmental self-audits by industries passes House

The Louisiana House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed an amended version of a bill that would allow industrial facilities to conduct environmental self-audits for certain incidents...

Gov. Edwards wants feds to end suspension against oil and gas...

Gov. John Bel Edwards urged Congress to lift the pause on oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico at a U.S. Senate...

Bill said to help solve the Louisiana’s abandoned oil well problem...

The Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to exempt production of oil from abandoned wells from severance tax Tuesday. Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan...

Louisiana’s shrinking wetlands puts communities and cultures at risk | Charles...

Last year, I had the opportunity to board a small plane and fly over Louisiana’s coast. Taking off from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport,...

‘It’s going to hurt the people,’ resident says of bill to...

Just south of Oil City, where state Rep. Danny McCormick is from, is the predominantly Black city of Shreveport. Residents there breathe some of...

House committee votes to let industries secretly audit themselves

Correction: A carcinogen was detected in the groundwater — not the drinking water — near the Pineville facility. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee...

Cypress tree legislation clears House committee

A bill that would give added protection to cypress trees growing on public property cleared a House committee on Thursday and will move to...

Bill to make Louisiana a fossil fuel sanctuary state signals lawmakers’...

An attorney for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that a bill to make Louisiana a fossil fuel sanctuary state could jeopardize...

Pipeline companies want to change the law to avoid fines from...

A Louisiana State Police commander told a Louisiana House committee Thursday that a bill to cut the state police out of notifications concerning small...

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