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St. John oil suit blames lost wetlands for increased flood risk

St. John oil suit blames lost wetlands for increased flood risk

Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, which represents many of the small energy firms that operate in coastal Louisiana, reiterated his group’s opposition to this and other parish damage suits. “This is just more of the same from the same small group of trial lawyers,” Briggs said. “We know the biggest […]

House Democrats left wanting more details from Republicans on state budget

House Democrats left wanting more details from Republicans on state budget

Just days after opposition from Republicans doomed a key piece of the governor’s budget-solving strategy, House Democrats say they are still waiting for a credible budget plan from the chamber’s GOP leadership. Two House Republican leaders briefed Democrats Thursday on their ideas to head off next year’s “fiscal cliff,” when $1.3 billion in temporary taxes […]

BP finds hidden trove of oil in Gulf of Mexico via new subsea imaging

BP finds hidden trove of oil in Gulf of Mexico via new subsea imaging

British oil major BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to a technological breakthrough allowing the company to see beneath geological formations that had befuddled oil exploration for decades. The find, worth a potential $2 billion in recoverable oil, is in an undrilled section […]

St. John Parish becomes 6th parish to file suit against oil and gas companies for coastal loss

St. John Parish becomes 6th parish to file suit against oil and gas companies for coastal loss

Saying that oil and gas companies need to “clean up the mess” they’ve made, St. John the Baptist Parish has joined with five other parishes in suing oil and gas companies for damage to coastal areas. The lawsuit, filed in state court by St. John District Attorney Bridget Dinvaut, is similar to ones filed in […]

Dedicated funds to get a close look in session

Dedicated funds to get a close look in session

Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget? An affirmative answer is one of the war cries coming from Republicans in the House and Senate this session. These funds were given special protections by the Legislature over the years, which means the money they’re holding cannot be […]

Edwards’ key tax proposal shelved; governor shifts burden to House GOP

Edwards’ key tax proposal shelved; governor shifts burden to House GOP

Roughly two hours after his premier policy proposal was shelved in the House Ways and Means Committee, Gov. John Bel Edwards stood before the State Capitol press corps this afternoon and made no apologies for the failure of his commercial activity tax, which would have levied a new tax on Louisiana business sales. The governor […]

OIL AND GAS OFFICIAL TO SPEAK TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OIL AND GAS OFFICIAL TO SPEAK TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Ben Broussard, the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association’s director of marketing, will speak Wednesday in Morgan City about the state of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City where Broussard will speak. During […]

Opponents, supporters of proposed business tax skirmished Monday. They will vote on the measure Tuesday

Opponents, supporters of proposed business tax skirmished Monday. They will vote on the measure Tuesday

Supporters and opponents battled for the political upper hand Monday over the highest-profile tax measure during this year’s legislative session, a levy on corporate sales known as the commercial activity tax that is likely to suffer a quick demise. The debate over House Bill 628 took place at the state House Ways and Means Committee, the first […]

Analysis: All talk, little action so far in La. Legislature

Analysis: All talk, little action so far in La. Legislature

Spectators watching the public meetings of the Louisiana Legislature since state lawmakers began their work two weeks ago may be tempted to ask why very little seems to be happening. Few measures have gotten votes so far in the two-month legislative session, and nearly all the financial bills at the core of the session’s budget […]

BRIGGS: A Missed Opportunity As ExxonMobil Chooses Corpus Christi

BRIGGS: A Missed Opportunity As ExxonMobil Chooses Corpus Christi

Earlier this year, ExxonMobil officials said that Ascension and St. James parishes were in the running, along with a couple of other areas in Texas, for a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant. Our state officials at the Louisiana Department of Economic Development immediately began doing everything in their power to bring this facility to Louisiana, but […]