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  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus confirmed Senator Mary Landrieu as chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. National and local conservation organizations committed to Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – […]

  • 27 April 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., secured $16.8 million for the Louisiana Coastal Area Program (LCA) to begin construction on LCA Ecosystem Restoration projects and $9.36 million to study future projects. The funding was included during a markup by the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee of the FY13 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. […]

  • 19 April 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., applauded the approval of the Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Southwest Louisiana, which will be constructed by Cheniere Energy. Sen. Landrieu has been pushing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to complete its environmental assessment and approve the project. Sen. Landrieu applauded the approval and the […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Following an announcement by the Lake Charles River Pilots that the draft of the Calcasieu Ship Channel will be reduced because of insufficient funding to dredge the channel, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a Senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, is pressing the Administration to invest more in the nation’s waterways. The channel […]

  • 26 September 2013

    The Chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday announced that Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a $250 million contract to build six Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) for the Coast Guard. Sen. Landrieu included the funding for these vessels in her FY 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The […]

  • 22 October 2014

    After the Lake Charles River Pilots said that the draft of the Calcasieu Ship Channel will be reduced because of insufficient funding to dredge the channel, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, pressed the Administration to invest more in U.S. waterways. The channel will be reduced from 40 feet to 39 feet for ships with beams of […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $250 million for Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., to build six Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) for the Coast Guard. Sen. Landrieu included funding for these vessels in the FY 2012 federal spending bill. “Acquiring funding for these fast response cutters was […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday announced that Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a $250 million contract to build six Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) for the Coast Guard. Sen. Landrieu included the funding for these vessels in her FY 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The […]

  • 4 April 2014

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter to Acting Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Cheryl LaFleur, asking her to expedite approval for Sempra’s Cameron Parish LNG Project. FERC’s approval is the last hurdle in Cameron LNG construction of a liquefied natural […]

  • 24 September 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $250 million for Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., to build six Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) for the Coast Guard. Sen. Landrieu included funding for these vessels in the FY 2012 federal spending bill. “Acquiring funding for these fast response cutters was […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, urged Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to increase federal investment in Louisiana’s waterways during a roundtable discussion with port directors and navigation officials from across the state. During the visit, Sen. Landrieu […]

  • 19 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Jim Noe, Executive Director of the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition, issued the following statement on Senator Mary Landrieu’s decision to lift her hold on the nomination of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jacob Lew. “We applaud Senator Landrieu for her steadfast support. Her forthright action certainly got the attention of the White […]

  • 10 July 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday celebrated the passage and signing of the RESTORE Act with a five-stop coastal Louisiana tour to highlight the positive impacts of the new law on the state’s parishes and local communities. The RESTORE Act, which was introduced by Sen. Landrieu and will dedicate 80 percent of BP penalties […]

  • 21 August 2014

    Mary L. Landrieu, U.S. Senator for Louisiana, Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources renewed her call for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to open more areas to energy production in its new Five Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022. Yesterday, BOEM held an offshore lease sale […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources called for expanded energy exploration and production in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a joint letter with Senators Begich, D-Alaska, Warner, D-Va., and Manchin, D-W.Va., to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The letter was sent as […]

  • 1 August 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., yesterday announced that the Corps of Engineers will be relocating a cutterhead dredger to the Port of Lake Providence to make the channel navigable again. The cutterhead dredger is expected to arrive in Lake Providence within two weeks. The Corps will continue searching for opportunities to expedite relocation of […]

  • 6 March 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La, has visited Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., for the dedication of the Coast Guard’s newest fleet of Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). Sen. Landrieu, chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, was instrumental in acquiring $358 million in the FY 2012 federal spending bill for Bollinger Shipyards to build six […]

  • 2 July 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., voted in favor of the Transportation Conference Report, which provides Louisiana $731 million in fiscal year 2012 and $744 million in fiscal year 2013 to repair nation’s roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. The bill also includes the RESTORE Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Landrieu to dedicate 80 percent […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today announced that Morganza to the Gulf is in the final Water Resources and Development Act legislation that the Senate and House will vote on in the coming weeks. The project’s inclusion comes after months of work by Sen. Landrieu and her Senate colleagues to fix a fundamental flaw […]

  • 7 December 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., released statement on a Department of Energy commissioned report showing that the United States can responsibly export liquefied natural gas. “The release today of a study commissioned by DOE on the impact of LNG exports to non-free trade agreement countries represents a strong step forward in the development of […]

  • 15 February 2012

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will provide $3.6 million in additional federal funding for dredging on the Red River Waterway. The decision comes after Sen. Landrieu and the Louisiana congressional delegation urged the Corps to provide the necessary investments in the waterway. Sen. Landrieu secured $7.56 million […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., released the following statement regarding the record $1.4 billion Transocean settlement for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Transocean will pay $400 million in criminal fines – with $300 million of that going to the Gulf Coast – and $1 billion in Clean Water Act (CWA) penalties. The […]