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CITGO Commemorates Ninth Anniversary Of Hurricane Rita; Leads Local Volunteers In Effort To Restore Holly Beach, Louisiana

CITGO Petroleum Corporation, in partnership with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), commemorated the nine-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita with a volunteer event to plant 70,000 dune grass plugs along a five-mile stretch of Holly Beach. The project is part of the CITGO Caring for Our Coast initiative, a yearlong environmental conservation and restoration program that celebrates the resilience and recovery of the region in the almost 10 years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Matt Thomas Named Louisiana's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero

$15,000 going to environmental nonprofits

Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced that Matt Thomas was selected as Louisiana's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero. As his nonprofit of choice, The University Lakes Improvement and Preservation Association (TULIPA) will receive $10,000.

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EPA and Groundwork New Orleans Team Up to Help Underserved Neighborhoods

Groundwork New Orleans (GWNO) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are teaming up again to address environmental justice issues in New Orleans. EPA recently awarded $120,000 to GWNO to support a two-year project that will create an adaptable outdoor curriculum focused on watershed and stormwater management for local youth and residents.

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EPA Adds Houma, La., Shipyard to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

Five sites added and three proposed nationally

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Delta Shipyard site in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.

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ACC Testifies At Louisiana Field Briefing On EPA Ozone Regulations

Proposal to Lower the Standard Would Jeopardize Manufacturing Expansion

American Chemistry Council (ACC) Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs Michael Walls testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing in Lake Charles, La. regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) anticipated proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone.

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Louisiana Included in EPA Assessment of Nation’s Coasts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $485,000 to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for testing water quality along the state’s Gulf Coast. The sampling results will contribute to EPA’s National Coastal Conditions Assessment (NCCA).

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