Houma-Thibodaux gained 400 jobs in February

Louisiana’s Houma-Thibodaux area, which saw massive shedding of oil and gas jobs in the 2015 downturn, added 400 jobs in February, the first month since October the figure has increased, the state reported this week. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Houma-Thibodaux’s workforce totaled 85,700 in January, up from 85,300 in December but down from

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Trump’s Coal Push Sweeps Away Obama-Era Climate Policies, But is Unlikely to Help Miners

President Donald Trump on Tuesday dismantled the foundations of his predecessor’s government-wide effort to combat climate change, resumed the sale of coal from federal land, lifted carbon dioxide limits on power plants and ended Obama-era mandates that agencies consider global warming in a broad range of decisions. Flanked by coal miners, Trump enacted his “Energy

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Minneapolis-based Xcel Announces Jobs and Multi-State Investment in Wind Energy

America’s biggest utility wind energy provider intends to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country, providing around 2,000 construction and full time jobs. The Minneapolis-based company proposes 11 new wind farms in seven states, adding 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation to its system. The proposed plan significantly increases to 35

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