A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by David Acosta and 22 other St. John the Baptist Parish residents charging that chloroprene air pollution from the Denka chemical plant in Reserve caused them difficulty breathing, headaches, hair loss, heart
Mitsubishi buys Land for Plant
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, filed paperwork with the state economic development agency for its proposed $1 billion methyl methacrylate plant in Ascension Parish. In December, Mitsubishi Chemical subsidiary MCC Methacrylates Americas Inc. acquired a
Third Name for Lee Circle – not Bulbancha Way
A third name was proposed for Lee Circle, not what GNOICC has proposed. The New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission settled Wednesday night on its final recommendation for the traffic circle that once hosted a statue of Confederate Gen.
Marathon Tax Exempt Status is in the Hands of the Citizens
A controversial property tax exemption for the Marathon Petroleum oil refinery in St. John the Baptist Parish is being left up to local government bodies coming out of a Wednesday meeting by a state board. The Parish Council, Sheriff’s Office
“Net Zero Is Not Zero” Presentations Now Available
Got a minute? Watch these brief presentations to get educated on critical issues facing our community today. Net Zero Is Not Zero, Part 1: (13 minutes) “How the City Council Advisors’ Clean and Renewable Portfolio Standard Can Sustain Fossil Fuel
2050 Carbon Reduction might hurt Louisiana
The new mix of energy sources that will be required to met President Joe Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will result in similar or only slightly higher economic costs than today’s mix of coal, oil and natural
Atchafayala Basin Filling up – will new Task Force Help?
Little is new in Louisiana’s annual plan for addressing the rapid filling-in of the Atchafalaya Swamp. Hampered by limited funding streams, the state’s $6 million Atchafalaya Basin Program pales in comparison to the state’s massive restoration efforts along the shoreline.
Louisiana – Get Serious about Climate Change
Rob Verchick is a professor at Loyola and on the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force. This opinion piece says the State needs to get serious about Climate Change and that we are in an ideal position to switch from oil
Wetlands Hold Carbon – but How Much?
Louisiana’s marshes are masters at capturing carbon from the air, locking it in the soil beneath the water’s surface where it won’t disturb the atmosphere or the climate. They act as a huge carbon sink along the coast of the
Mississippi River Cleaner after Clean Water Act
Not known for being a clean river, the Mississippi has been used as a dump for sewage and other runoffs all through its length. In 1972 the Clean Water Act was enacted and the river began a path to clean