Tainted Legacy: Legislature’s fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup

Tainted Legacy: Legislature’s fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup

If propaganda videos and lobbying packets are to be believed, everyone involved in Louisiana’s billion-dollar legacy lawsuit problem is, at once, the hero trying to clean up contamination and the villain trying to line his own pockets. The oil and gas industry says it’s willing to take responsibility and clean properties they and their cohorts […]

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Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Attempted regulation on hydraulic fracturing can be seen at the federal level of government all the way down to small town mayors. One common thread is to be noted: where information is absent, fear is present, and where fear is present, regulations are born. This fear […]

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Fracking aside, north shore oil and gas jobs increase seven-fold over last decade, report says

Fracking aside, north shore oil and gas jobs increase seven-fold over last decade, report says

When Chevron announced in 2006 it was moving its offices and 500 employees from downtown New Orleans to the Covington area, it served as a tangible signal that the north shore was becoming a hotbed for the oil and gas industry. Now, a new report from the Northshore Business Council attempts to provide numerical support […]

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Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Attempted regulation on hydraulic fracturing can be seen at the federal level of government all the way down to small town mayors. One common thread is to be noted: where information is absent, fear is present, and where fear is present, regulations are born. This fear […]

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A Marriage Of Independence and Security

A Marriage Of Independence and Security

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Energy independence is the popular talk at the water cooler. However, it is vital to understand that energy independence walks hand and hand with energy security. It is a marriage that is a necessity for the future of the United States’ national security. Why does the […]

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A Disconnect From The Truth

A Disconnect From The Truth

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Louisiana has become ground zero for environmental groups to wage war against a time-tested industry. In a time period of blogs, social media and websites with no accreditation, if it is said on the “web”, then it must be true? The environmental front is that squeaky […]

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Helis showcases fracking site, safety plans

A little yellow stake, surrounded by acres of trees near I-12 and Hwy. 1088 in Mandeville, is where Helis Oil says the center of its fracking well operation will take place, if it’s given the OK. The company took Eyewitness News on a tour of the planned well pad area Wednesday to lay out the […]

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Tangipahoa’s fracking attitude much healthier than St. Tammany’s: James Varney

To judge by some of the NOLA.com comments to Robert Rhoden’s illuminating look at fracking in Tangipahoa Parish, some folks just don’t know what’s bad for them. It is always thus with our elites. Rhoden’s trip through Tangipahoa Parish uncovered few people distraught at the prospect of more energy and personal enrichment. Those dumb hicks, […]

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La. groundwater program may need $900,000 a year to continue

The state will need to find up to $900,000 a year to extend its groundwater monitoring program past 2015, members of the state Water Resources Commission were told Wednesday. The monitoring program is a result of a 2011 report calling for better information about the condition of the state’s groundwater resources. About $2.7 million from […]

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Helis showcases fracking site, safety plans

A little yellow stake, surrounded by acres of trees near I-12 and Hwy. 1088 in Mandeville, is where Helis Oil says the center of its fracking well operation will take place, if it’s given the OK. The company took Eyewitness News on a tour of the planned well pad area Wednesday to lay out the […]

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Tangipahoa’s fracking attitude much healthier than St. Tammany’s: James Varney

To judge by some of the NOLA.com comments to Robert Rhoden’s illuminating look at fracking in Tangipahoa Parish, some folks just don’t know what’s bad for them. It is always thus with our elites. Rhoden’s trip through Tangipahoa Parish uncovered few people distraught at the prospect of more energy and personal enrichment. Those dumb hicks, […]

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The future is bright for Bossier

In 2008, the Haynesville Shale natural gas play came on the scene and had a voluminous economic impact upon our entire region. Our city and parish has also experienced tremendous retail, restaurant and residential growth since the turn of the century. In turn, This has resulted in the growth and expansion of a multitude of […]

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Sen. David Vitter, R.La., and exposing the environmentalist cabal: James Varney

If Common Core wanted to win more converts, it should consider replacing Environmental Protection Agency manuals as accepted reading material with the report Sen. David Vitter, R-La., put out Wednesday. The environmental movement, it shows, is in many ways more racket than philanthropy. Vitter, as the ranking minority member on the Senate’s Environment and Public […]

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Inslee to lay out ideas for cap-and-trade, carbon tax

Gov. Jay Inslee is putting a cap-and-trade system and a carbon tax into play as ways to tackle the fallout from global warming in Washington. Those are the two propositions that an Inslee-appointed carbon emissions advisory task force will begin studying today, according to a document posted on the governor’s Web site on Monday. The […]

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Gulf of Mexico rigs-to-reefs program contested in letter to Interior Secretary and new e-book

As the federal government this summer considers revised rules on the decommissioning of Gulf of Mexico oil rigs, many environmental groups are pushing for a reexamination of the rigs-to-reefs program. The program, extremely popular among most Louisiana anglers because the artificial reefs attract fish, allows some oil and gas companies to convert their decommissioned rigs […]

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