The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its review of the initial comprehensive performance test and formally approved the contained-burn system for use in disposing of 16 million pounds of M6 propellant and clean burning igniter held at the Louisiana Military Department’s Camp Minden in Minden, La. The expedited report for the destruction of M6 showed the system destroyed 99.99% of the chemicals of concern.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that organizations in Louisiana will receive grant awards under the 2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. EPA will award grants under the 2016 EE Grants Program later this year.
44 Projects Proposed or Permitted in 2015 Threaten to Raise Pollution from the Industry by 16 Percent. Louisiana’s Total Emissions May Jump by a Third
Fracking-Related Industrial Growth To Boost Greenhouse Gas Pollution by as Much as 19 Coal Plants
Although natural gas is often touted as a clean “green” fuel, low gas prices from hydraulic fracturing sparked proposals in 2015 for 44 petrochemical industry construction and expansion projects that are expected to increase greenhouse gas pollution by 86 million tons a year -- as much as from 19 coal-fired power plants, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project.
Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette have filed a claim seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area contains a "toxic stew" of hazardous substances threatening the city's drinking water supply.