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Chemical Plants Flock to Louisiana for Cheap Natural Gas

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana has attracted some cleaner industries recently, but after natural gas prices dropped to ten-year lows this spring, chemical manufacturers are rushing to build and expand. Residents need those jobs but fear explosions and toxic emissions.

Louisiana Reef Fund Plundered During Budget Balancing

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

With a swipe of the pen, the Louisiana legislature took $26.6 million last month from a fund that converts old oil rigs into reefs where fish congregate. That move will cost the state as it tries to revive the coast, critics say.

Jobs Lost to Deep Drilling Ban Less Than Predicted

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

The Gulf Coast remains banged up and broken from BP's spill. But worries that Louisiana workers would be hit hard by the federal drilling ban still haven't materialized.