CONVENT, La. (AP) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to tighten the air pollution permit granted to Nucor Corp.'s St. James Parish plant. NOLA.com ' T he Times-Picayune reports that the EPA concludes the new pig iron and direct reduced iron manufacturing... more »
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - After delaying action last week, the Town Council of Grand Isle has voted to issue a permit for the popular Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The annual fishing tournament is now set for July 26-28. The rodeo brings about 15,000 people to the barrier island that... more »
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced Monday that it has approved the first deep-water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's oil disaster in the Gulf.
"It's certainly a policy breakthrough," said Scott Angelle, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural... more »
Under court order, Calcasieu Parish police jurors have reversed themselves and granted an alcohol permit to a Vinton strip club. The permit had been denied last month. The company seeking the permit, Vinton Golf & Travel Club, went to court. On Monday, Judge Robert Wyatt ruled that the Police Jury... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - AGL Resources has begun the permitting process for the controversial expansion of its natural gas storage facility in salt domes under Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish. The company filed a notice last month of its plans to seek a permit from the state Department of Natural... more »
Federal regulators have approved the first new Gulf of Mexico oil well since President Barack Obama lifted a brief ban on drilling in shallow water.
The Minerals Management Service on Wednesday granted a drilling permit sought by Bandon Oil and Gas for a site about 50 miles off... more »
FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »