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UL-Lafayette to lead research effort aimed at unlocking Tuscaloosa Marine Shale potential

UL-Lafayette to lead research effort aimed at unlocking Tuscaloosa Marine Shale potential

The massive Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering eight million acres in Louisiana and Mississippi has long tantalized oil companies and economic development officials with the promise of a new oil boom. But idiosyncratic extraction challenges and the 2014 plunge in the price of oil have kept the Tuscaloosa Marine from realizing its economic potential, analysts say. […]

Louisiana Pipeline Project Spurs Demand for Land-Grab Records

Louisiana Pipeline Project Spurs Demand for Land-Grab Records

Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana pipeline company of refusing to hand over records about its claim to easements across hundreds of residents’ private properties. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in East Baton Rouge Parish District Court by lead attorney Pamela Spees with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, claims 400 parcels […]

Pipeline opponents file suit against Bayou Bridge

Pipeline opponents file suit against Bayou Bridge

Pipeline opponents have taken the company behind Bayou Bridge to court over the release of what environmentalists believe are public records. In a suit filed Tuesday, the groups allege that Bayou Bridge LLC acted as a public entity when it expropriated land from Louisiana residents that would be dug up to bury the lines. Therefore, […]

BRIGGS TO START NEW PHASE WITH LOGA

BRIGGS TO START NEW PHASE WITH LOGA

Don Briggs’ 26 year run as the President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is coming to an end. Briggs says he’ll remain active, because he is concerned about the lost jobs in the industry. He blames Governor Edwards for support lawsuits the oil companies for their role in damaging the state’s wetlands. Briggs […]

Louisiana Spotlight: The ‘fiscal cliff’ is real threat to colleges, others

Louisiana Spotlight: The ‘fiscal cliff’ is real threat to colleges, others

The “fiscal cliff” is about to start getting real. After months of talk about how Louisiana would make $1 billion in state budget cuts if lawmakers don’t replace expiring sales taxes, Gov. John Bel Edwards will unveil this week the first proposal for how those cuts might look. The Democratic governor doesn’t want to recommend […]

Groups sue to stop Bayou Bridge pipeline, which received permit for greater capacity than publicized

Groups sue to stop Bayou Bridge pipeline, which received permit for greater capacity than publicized

Several Louisiana groups on Thursday sued to stop the Bayou Bridge pipeline project that’s received the permits necessary to begin construction. Atchafalaya Basinkeeper announced the lawsuit in an afternoon press release. “Not only is the Atchafalaya Basin the most important ecosystem for neotropical migratory birds in the western hemisphere, but it is also critically important […]

LOGA President Transitions but Continues the Fight

LOGA President Transitions but Continues the Fight

Members, It has been an absolute pleasure serving you for the past 26 years, but today, I will make public that I am transitioning out of my role as President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. I will be pursuing another venture to ensure that Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is celebrated and continues […]

Energy dominance without sacrificing safety

Energy dominance without sacrificing safety

The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. Contrary to recent misleading reports, neither the Department of the Interior nor our agency, the Bureau of Safety […]

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise ‘resting comfortably’ after surgery Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise ‘resting comfortably’ after surgery Wednesday

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has made it out of surgery and is in “fair” condition in the hospital after a planned procedure related to injuries he received in a mass shooting last summer. “The surgery went well, and he is listed in fair condition,” MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Wednesday […]

Scalise to undergo ‘planned surgery’ related to summer shooting

Scalise to undergo ‘planned surgery’ related to summer shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will undergo surgery on Wednesday as he continues to recover from last summer’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice. “I have been fortunate to make tremendous progress in my healing from last June’s shooting, and tomorrow I will undergo a planned surgery as part of my ongoing recovery process,” Scalise […]