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Louisiana construction firms in need of more workers

Looking for work? Willing to do some manual labor? Louisiana construction firms need you. A recent study has shown that skilled construction workers are hard to come by, even with rising pay and benefits, something Louisiana is all too familiar with. The Associated General Contractors of America polled approximately 1,000 contractors across the country. In Louisiana, the survey brought back ...

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Gulf Coast residents don’t want the RAM coal terminal

Louisiana is fighting a proposed coal export facility south of New Orleans, according to Tom Kenworthy for ThinkProgress. Armstrong Coal proposed the RAM terminal in 2013 and was almost given the green light by government authorities, despite widespread public disapproval. The terminal would export about eight million tons of coal each year from Colorado, Wyoming and Illinois. Primary opposition for ...

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Louisiana Republicans hesitant to endorse Jindal for president

Despite Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent announcement that he would like to run for president—though the decision has not been officially made—Republicans seem unwilling to support him. The Monroe News-Star reports that only two of the right-leaning candidates running for the 5th District’s congressional seat expressed readiness to support Jindal should he make a move for the Oval Office. Of the ...

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Gas leak in La. town shuts down main intersection

A break in a natural gas line in Opelousas, Louisiana closed one of the city’s major intersections Wednesday, according to William Johnson for The Advertiser, causing major traffic jams. The gas line was accidentally burst by construction workers from the state’s Department of Transportation and Development as they were installing a new stoplight along Main Street/La. 182. However, the exact ...

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Governor Jindal, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce $1 Million Investment to Fund Statewide Workforce Training in Louisiana

First major private-sector commitment made to state’s new WISE Fund; State match to boost contribution to $5 million Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing $1 million to the Foundation for Louisiana’s Community & Technical Colleges to fund statewide workforce training and connect more students with the state’s powerful industrial expansion. Once approved for matching ...

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EDITORIAL: Pipeline deal good news for residents

The recent announcement that a natural gas pipeline serving Louisiana and Mississippi communities from Winnsboro to Natchez will be improved and continue to operate is good news. The owner of the pipeline, American Midstream Midla, had sought to simply abandon the pipeline, which was installed in the 1920s and runs from Monroe to Baton Rouge. Now, Midla has agreed to ...

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Jindal confirms he may run for president in 2016

Bobby Jindal has announced that the only greater public office he wishes to occupy in the future is President of the United States. According to Mark Ballard for The Advocate, it’s the Oval Office or no national office at all for Louisiana’s current governor. Jindal specified that he would not seek office in the Senate nor the House. Jindal has ...

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Oil and gas backs Democrat’s bid to keep Louisiana U.S. Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 – Oil and gas interests are pouring money into a tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, giving twice as much to the Senate campaign of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu than her Republican challenger even though the industry backs the Republican push to regain control of the Senate. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, is struggling to ...

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What do falling oil prices mean for U.S. shale plays?

As oil prices slip from their lofty perch, the effect on U.S. shale producers remains to be seen — but an impact, if any, is going to be on a play-by-play basis, analysts said. Brent, the international benchmark for crude, had soared above $115 in June, a peak for 2014. Last week, it dropped to $86.16 per barrel. Meanwhile, the ...

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Sunoco pipeline spills 4,000 barrels of crude in Caddo Parish

A major oil spill in Caddo Parish has already had a lethal impact on the surrounding environment, according to Vicki Welborn for The Advertiser. The spill, discovered last Monday, will have cleanup crews on the site for what could be months to come. The crude oil leaked from a Mid-Valley pipeline—which runs 1,000 miles from Texas to Michigan—in the Tete ...

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