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EPA Approves Contained-Burn System for Camp Minden Disposal

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. 

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EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Louisiana

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.

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How "climate friendly" is natural gas? Greenhouse gas surge from fracking-related industries

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.

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Louisiana Case Seeks Clean-Up of Contaminated Lafayette Property

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.

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America's Wetland Foundation Comments on Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Well Control Rule (WCR)

In response to the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Federal Government and specific agencies of government acted to ensure that Gulf Coast oil and gas operations were conducted with utmost safety. The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) is concerned that some provisions of the proposed Well Control Rule proposed by BSEE could have unintended consequences leading to less safety and environmental protection and a reduction in overall revenue sharing directed to financing coastal restoration.

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Louisiana to Receive A Minimum of $6.8 Billion for State Claims Related to BP Oil Spill

Today the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Court approved Consent Decree outlines more than $20 billion in damages. Louisiana will receive a minimum of $6.8 billion for claims related to natural resource damages under the Oil Pollution Act, Clean Water Act civil penalties, and the State's various economic claims.

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