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ExxonMobil sued over Baton Rouge chemical plant’s emissions

The ExxonMobil chemical plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Image: Christopher Barnette via Flickr)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An environmental group’s lawsuit claims ExxonMobil Corp. continues to violate Clean Air Act regulations despite a 2014 settlement over emissions from the company’s Baton Rouge chemical plant. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network sued the company in federal court on Thursday. The suit alleges that pollution from the plant jeopardizes the health of nearby residents of ...

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Company announces plans for major LNG facility in Cameron

CAMERON, La. — A Louisiana-based company says it plans to build a massive facility along the Calcasieu River ship channel to export liquefied natural gas. Baton Rouge-based G2 LNG LLC. announced on Monday that it plans to construct an $11 billion liquefied natural gas export facility on the ship channel in Cameron Parish. If built, it would be one of ...

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Louisiana’s Abita Springs wetlands safe for now

In a state ruled by the oil and gas industry lies Abita Springs, a parish known for pristine waters and quality living. Their clean waters are so well known that Abita Brewery is stationed here. A new development suggests their surrounding wetlands, the main drinking water source for the town, sit atop valuable fossil fuels. Helis Oil & Gas Co. ...

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Montana tribe breaks off talks over drilling on sacred land

BILLINGS, Mont. — An American Indian tribe in Montana has taken the rare step of breaking off formal talks with the U.S. government and a Louisiana company that has been seeking for decades to drill for natural gas on land considered sacred by the Blackfeet people. Blackfeet tribal leaders said that after three rounds of negotiations, they remain steadfast in ...

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Bernhard Capital Partners purchase to create jobs

Two companies under Bernhard Capital Partners ownership will combine to form a company that will enlist 6,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Advocate reports. Wink Engineering firm and KBR Inc., an industrial services group from Houston, will now form Brown & Root Industrial Services in Baton Rouge. The company will welcome 25 executive employees to its Baton ...

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Coastal restoration group announces 15-year achievement

THIBODAUX, La. — A Baton Rouge-based habitat restoration program says it has restored 4,500 acres of wetlands in south Louisiana over the past 15 years. The Courier reports the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana announced its achievement on Tuesday during a meeting in Thibodaux. Restoration Program Director Hilary Collis says the organization has recruited more than 11,000 volunteers since 2000. The ...

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Waste Management building compressed natural gas facility

BATON ROUGE, La. — Waste Management of Louisiana has begun construction on a compressed natural gas facility in Walker. The Advocate reports the property will fuel the company’s trucks servicing Livingston Parish and the rest of the greater Baton Rouge area. Waste Management has already begun converting its truck fleet to compressed natural gas. Gulf Coast-area public sectors manager Warren Guedry ...

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Hundreds of Louisiana students protest budget cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. — Hundreds of Louisiana State University students and university supporters gathered at the state capitol to protest proposed budget cuts to higher education. The Advocate reports people gathered to protest up to 80 percent cuts in university and college budgets slated for July 1. Higher education officials say the cuts would likely lead to layoffs and reduced ...

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