Kevin McGill, Associated Press Reporter


Gulf Oil Lease Sale Postponed by Court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sale of federal Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases that had been scheduled for Nov. 8 was delayed...

Salt Water Creeping Up the Mississippi River Slows Its Push Inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Salt water inching up the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico is progressing more slowly than projected, authorities said...

New Orleans Police Chief Nominee Hailed for Reform Efforts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Monday that she has chosen Anne Kirkpatrick, a former chief of police in Spokane,...

$5.6M Bid Marks Modest Start for Gulf of Mexico Wind Energy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a first-of-its kind auction for the Gulf of Mexico, a company bid $5.6 million Tuesday to lease federal waters...

French Quarter Apartment No Longer Reserved for Cantrell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An apartment in a 19th century French Quarter building will no longer be reserved for use by New Orleans mayors,...

US Tightens Some Offshore Oil Rig Safety Rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday finalized tighter rules for complex devices meant to prevent catastrophic blowouts on offshore oil and...
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Nearly $3 Billion Coastal Project Begins in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a nearly $3 billion attempt to mimic Mother Nature: Massive gates will be incorporated into a section of a...

Judges Halt Biden Rule Offering Student Debt Relief

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday halted a rule from President Joe Biden's administration that could make it easier to...

Louisiana, 9 Other States Sue US Government Over Steep Flood Insurance Rate Increases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and nine other states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday to block sharp increases in national flood insurance...

Environmentalists: Wasted Gas Hurts Climate, State Revenue

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana lost more than $82 million worth of natural gas in 2019 due to leaks, venting or flaring at production...

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