CITGO Petroleum Corporation has entered an agreement with the State of Louisiana and other companies to conduct a portion of environmental remediation measures in the Bayou d'Inde, an estuary of the Calcasieu River.
The city of Shreveport, La., has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sanitary sewer system and pay a $650,000 civil penalty to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) violations stemming from illegal discharges of raw sewage, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The state of Louisiana, a co-plaintiff in this case, will receive half of the civil penalty.
Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes, L.L.C., plant will expand a fence-line monitoring system to increase awareness of toxic air releases. The crude refinery and petroleum products facility will also pay a civil penalty of $326,000 to settle nine violations of the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) Risk Management Program uncovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a total of $1.1 million in competitive grants to 39 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide, including several in New Mexico, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The grants will enable the organizations to develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in low-income, minority and tribal communities overburdened by harmful pollution.
ATI New Orleans office to address client demand in the Gulf Coast Region
Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) announces the opening of their New Orleans Regional office. This new location promises improved efficiency to field testing clients in the Gulf Region. Services offered will focus on emerging field quality control testing as well as inspection services. Strategically placed, the New Orleans office will also support ATI's Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) projects.
Public Charging Stations Available at Whole Foods Market® Baton Rouge
With the help of New Orleans-based Solar Alternatives, the Whole Foods Market Baton Rouge store is the first Baton Rouge retailer to offer public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS). Whole Foods partnered with renewable energy company Solar Alternatives to install two EVCS in the parking lot that will be identified with green painted parking spaces and located on the side of the store. Recharging a vehicle will be complimentary for the Baton Rouge store shoppers.