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Jim Beam column:Unpopular tolls are necessary – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Beam – 2023-08-26 06:54:40

SUMMARY: The content discusses the necessity of unpopular tolls for building a new Interstate 10 bridge at Lake Charles. The state Legislature has refused to increase the gasoline tax for 33 years, making tolls the only viable alternative for funding the project. The late-state Rep. Steve Carter's bill to raise the gasoline tax was not passed, which would have generated $600 million annually. The article also mentions that many states already have gasoline taxes, with California having the highest at 68.1 cents per gallon. The proposed tolls for trucks are deemed too high, and negotiations are underway to lower them.

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Garcia takes long road to McNeese – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-22 12:41:20

SUMMARY: Javohn Garcia's basketball journey led him from a prestigious prep program to the University of Massachusetts, then to the College of the Sequoias in California due to grade issues and less playtime. At junior college, he thrived, averaging 20.8 points and earning accolades, which caught the attention of McNeese State's head coach Will Wade. Despite a rocky transition and a leg injury, Garcia has been a consistent performer for McNeese, averaging 10.5 points while playing multiple positions. His 22-point game helped the Cowboys towards their first Southland Conference title since 2011, making his challenging journey worth it.

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Baseball, softball back in swing – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-22 11:21:34

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Sempra working to reduce LNG carbon intensity – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rita Lebleu – 2024-02-22 10:52:23

SUMMARY: Sempra Infrastructure is taking steps to lower the carbon intensity of their LNG production at facilities like Cameron LNG in Hackberry. Despite concerns about President Biden's halt on new LNG projects, this will not affect Cameron LNG. The company is pursuing carbon sequestration projects near the Cameron and Port Arthur LNG sites. It has also entered a non-binding preliminary memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan Bank for International Cooperation to collaborate on energy transition projects, including LNG and hydrogen, to enhance the energy supply chain in the U.S. and Japan. The progress of the projects depends on various approvals and financial decisions.

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