Environment

Louisiana Legislature gives another chance to bill that would allow industrial...

A bill that would allow companies to disclose their problems at industrial facilities in exchange for confidentiality and reduced fines took a step closer...

Bill allowing water commissioners to be paid by industrial customers advances

A bill passed today by the Louisiana Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs would make it legal for groundwater district commissioners to be...

Congressional panel splits on regulation of ‘orphaned’ oil and gas wells

Members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel agreed Thursday on the need to clean up and cap abandoned oil and gas wells, but...

Cypress tree legislation would ban harvesting on public property

The cypress tree, one of Louisiana’s most cherished icons, is disappearing at an alarming rate, but a bill introduced in the Louisiana House of...

Increases in royalties paid by oil and gas producers, lease rates...

Interior Department officials indicated Thursday the Biden administration would change some federal oil and gas policies in an effort to roll back the aggressive...

Louisiana AG Jeff Landry files lawsuit against what he calls President...

Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s executive order that temporarily suspends new oil and gas leases on public...

Gulf Coast birds get $35 million in help from BP oil...

The Deepwater Horizon Trustees on Monday announced nearly $100 million in new Gulf Coast restoration projects for ecosystems destroyed or injured by the BP...

Four big questions about the feds’ scrutiny of oil and gas...

In his first week in office, President Joe Biden paused new oil and gas leasing on federal lands as his administration reviewed fossil fuel...

Biden reinstates bird protections gutted under Trump

The Interior Department on Monday revoked a Trump administration policy that would have undercut a century-old law protecting migratory birds. The move strengthens federal regulators’...
United Nations condemns Cancer Alley pollution

United Nations experts condemn pollution of Cancer Alley as environmental racism

A group of United Nations Human Rights experts has raised “serious concerns” about the continued industrialization of the region of Louisiana known as “Cancer...

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