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Economist: Trump’s plans should help oil industry

Tulane Freeman School of Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti speaks during Tuesday's Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting. Ricchiuti said President-Elect Donald Trump's plans to "roll back" safety and environmental regulations should help the oil and gas industry. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

President-Elect Donald Trump’s plans to lessen regulations on the oil and gas industry may be what the industry needs to make a comeback, Tulane Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti said Tuesday.

Bayou Chene project shortchanged? Local lawmakers: Fund structure or get nothing for coastal work

Local officials spoke Monday against cutting funding from the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project during a stakeholders meeting for an Atchafalaya River diversion project. An aerial view shows Bayou Chene in January when officials installed a temporary barge there to block flood waters. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Local legislators say they will oppose funding any of the state’s coastal restoration projects if the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project doesn’t get the funding initially promised to f

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