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Baton Rouge Monitoring Data Meets Ozone Standards


Louisiana helps improve health of 800,000 residents 

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that the Baton Rouge area is currently attaining the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. The determination is based on a recent review of air quality data from 2011-2013. The State has decreased ground-level ozone in Baton Rouge which improved air quality and human health for more than 800,000 residents. 


EPA Honors Entergy New Orleans 2014 ENERGY Star Partner of the Year

Entergy New Orleans received the Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for strategically and comprehensively managing their energy use. This organization promoted Energy Star products and practices in their own operations, in addition to providing efficient products and services to consumers and within their community.


eMotoRacing and Solar Alternatives Bring High-Powered Electric Motorcycle Racing Series to New Orleans March 28-29, 2014

America’s only zero-emission motorcycle road racing series is coming to New Orleans this weekend with eMotoRacing at Nola Motorsports racetrack in Avondale. The series features two weekend days of racing and a practice day on Friday, and promises to be an exciting and informative event combining high-torque electric superbikes and clean solar power.
New Orleans’ own Solar Alternatives will be charging eMotoRacing℠ racebikes at the event, helping create the nation’s first zero-emission race for up to 2 of the bikes competing in the AHRMA sanctioned series.


EPA Agrees to Review Outdated and Inaccurate Formulas for Estimating Toxic Emissions at Refineries and Chemical Plants by the End of 2014

Settlement of a lawsuit filed against EPA by Community Groups in Texas and Louisiana Requires EPA to Take Action by the end of 2014 to Review Outdated Formulas and Require More Accurate Reporting of Toxic Emissions from US Refineries and Chemical Plants.


Community groups in Texas and Louisiana and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have settled a lawsuit filed in May 2013 to compel EPA to review outdated and inaccurate formulas that are used to report the levels of toxic emissions from refineries and chemical plants. The settlement was reached between EPA and the Washington, D.C. based Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of its clients, Air Alliance Houston, Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS). 


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