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    BRIGGS: Every Political Race Matters

BRIGGS: Every Political Race Matters

Historic data shows that voter turnout typically slows during election cycles where a president or governor is not on the ballot. This year, 2014, happens to be one of those

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    BRIGGS: Regulation From Misinformation

BRIGGS: Regulation From Misinformation

Louisiana has become ground zero for environmental groups to wage war against a time-tested industry. In a time of blogs, social media and websites with no accreditation, if it is

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    BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Industry And Local Governments Must Work Together

BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Industry And Local Governments Must Work Together

Relationships only develop and thrive when both parties have a desire to work together toward a common goal. Although this might sound like the introduction to a “Dr. Phil” segment,

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    BRIGGS: The Legislature Has Killed The Levee Board Lawsuit

BRIGGS: The Legislature Has Killed The Levee Board Lawsuit

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that SB 469 by Sen. Allain passed off the Senate Floor for concurrence and final passage today! It is now headed

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    BRIGGS: Aquifer Protection Is A Chief Concern To The Oil & Gas Industry

BRIGGS: Aquifer Protection Is A Chief Concern To The Oil & Gas Industry

If you pick up a newspaper, turn on the television or attend a town hall in South Louisiana, a similar conversation is taking place. The talk consists of protecting the

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    BRIGGS: Tuscaloose Marine Shale Is Not Louisiana’s First Rodeo

BRIGGS: Tuscaloose Marine Shale Is Not Louisiana’s First Rodeo

Oil and gas development is not a new concept for Louisiana. Since the early 1900’s, men and women in the oil and gas industry have been exploring and producing natural

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BRIGGS: The Haynesville Shale Play Is Far From Over

  BRIGGS: The Haynesville Shale Play Is Far From Over

Common thought is that the Haynesville Shale natural gas play is over. Pack up your trucks and move to another

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BRIGGS: A Confused Judge And A Major Economic Threat

  BRIGGS: A Confused Judge And A Major Economic Threat

Oil and gas producers beware. Earlier this week, Judge Janice Clark ruled against the oil and gas industry.  The judge

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BRIGGS: More Presidential Rhetoric

  BRIGGS: More Presidential Rhetoric

The United States of America has now witnessed over five years of Barack Obama as president and numerous State of

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BRIGGS: A Judicial Hellhole

  BRIGGS: A Judicial Hellhole

It is no secret that Louisiana has a litigious legal climate. As Louisiana now ranks 49th out of 50 by

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BRIGGS: Thankful for savings at pump

  BRIGGS: Thankful for savings at pump

We have an additional reason to give thanks this year. Consumers are happy because the pump prices are falling a

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BRIGGS: Politics Matters To The Oil And Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: Politics Matters To The Oil And Gas Industry

Famed Industrialist and oil and gas tycoon J. Paul Getty once said, “If business is your profession, then you should

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BRIGGS: Hurricane Season Threatens Oil & Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: Hurricane Season Threatens Oil & Gas Industry

Each year, Mother Nature sends a fury of storms into the Gulf of Mexico region. June 1st through November 30th is the

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BRIGGS: Lawsuit Accusations Are Just That

  BRIGGS: Lawsuit Accusations Are Just That

The battle between public opinion and truth is under way. Dozens of editorials, newspaper articles and reports have now been

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BRIGGS: A Study About A Study

  BRIGGS: A Study About A Study

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a history, like any federal bureaucratic agency, to produce many studies. Some of

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BRIGGS: CNG Is The Automotive Fuel Of The Future

  BRIGGS: CNG Is The Automotive Fuel Of The Future

The United States is now the hub for natural gas exploration. A shale play touches nearly every corner of our

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BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Thinks This Year’s Session Was Just Fine

  BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Thinks This Year’s Session Was Just Fine

The 2013 Louisiana State legislative session has now adjourned for the year. Each year leading up to session, typically one

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BRIGGS:The Future Of Natural Gas In Louisiana

  BRIGGS:The Future Of Natural Gas In Louisiana

As home to one of the largest natural gas plays in the country, the Haynesville Shale, several potential crude oil

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BRIGGS: Here Comes More EPA Intrusion Into Fracking

  BRIGGS: Here Comes More EPA Intrusion Into Fracking

A shale revolution, shale boom, achieving energy independence, energy security; these are all terms being used in speeches, on television,

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