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Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The Republican lawmakers are co-sponsors of a bill that will also provide additional revenue for Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would amend a 2006 law to open parts of ...

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Is it time to open the eastern Gulf to more oil, gas development?

It would appear that U.S. lawmakers are looking to expand the offshore oil and gas industry across the board. On the heels of approval for Shell’s Arctic drilling endeavors and continued debate about opening up the Atlantic, a bill has been introduced to the Senate which would expand drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., introduced a ...

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Editorial: Pipelines need a faster approval process

During a seven-week period from early January through February of 1942, five German submarines patrolled waters off the American East Coast and sank 73 ships carrying supplies and fuel for Allied forces. These sinkings severely hurt the U.S. war effort, as valuable crude oil produced in Texas and Louisiana couldn’t get to refineries in the north, where it would be ...

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Louisiana’s new US House members to be sworn in Tuesday

BATON ROUGE, La. — The newest members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation are officially taking their seats. Recently-elected U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves, both members of the GOP, will be sworn into office Tuesday, along with 56 other freshmen lawmakers from around the country. They will join a growing Republican majority in the House. Abraham takes over the northeast ...

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Cassidy to serve on senate energy committee

Newly-elected Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is already looking forward to significant roles in Congress, including a seat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Cassidy will begin his duties on a total of four committees when Congress convenes in January. According to Deborah Barfield Berry, a writer for USA Today, Cassidy was promised the seat by the new senate majority ...

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Cassidy readying for new role as Louisiana senator

BATON ROUGE, La. — Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy returns to Washington on Tuesday, to begin preparations for his transition to the Senate, after his decisive weekend victory over Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. In addition to the many orientation tasks, Cassidy also has a meeting scheduled with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, where he expects talk of committee assignments ...

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La. parishes could struggle to meet tough ozone levels

BATON ROUGE, La. — Not much will change for the five-parish Baton Rouge area if a proposed new, tougher ozone standard announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in late November is adopted. The EPA proposed a new rule that would lower the ozone standard from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. The Advocate reports industry ...

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In Louisiana, GOP’s Cassidy vows to oppose Obama

Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu completes the GOP’s takeover of Deep South politics and its national domination of the 2014 midterm elections. But Cassidy, a three-term congressman and physician from Baton Rouge, remains mum on the details of what he believes Republicans should do with their control of Capitol Hill, other than continuing to battle ...

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Louisiana Senate: Landrieu couldn’t close GOP gap

Rep. Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a weekend runoff in Louisiana ended up a bit closer than some polls forecast. But the Republican wave was still enough Saturday to give the Baton Rouge congressman an easy 12-point victory. It was a stark contrast to Landrieu’s three previous victories, all competitive wins for the New Orleans Democrat. ...

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Landrieu getting little help before Senate runoff

WASHINGTON — In the final contest of this year’s midterm elections, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is heading toward her Saturday runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy with essentially zero financial help from outside allies. How disparate is their support? In all, 97 cents of every dollar not spent directly by the two campaigns since Nov. 5 has been to help ...

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