Louisiana Bucket Brigade http://wwno.org en EPA Tightens Reporting Standards For Refinery, Chemical Plant Emissions http://wwno.org/post/epa-tightens-reporting-standards-refinery-chemical-plant-emissions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. </span><a href="http://epa.gov" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has settled a lawsuit on measuring toxic emissions from refineries and chemical plants. The move comes after complaints by community groups in Texas and Louisiana.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54848 at http://wwno.org Environmental Group Seeks Safety Improvements At Refineries http://wwno.org/post/environmental-group-seeks-safety-improvements-refineries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmental activists in the <a href="http://www.labucketbrigade.org/" target="_blank">Louisiana Bucket Brigade</a> say accidents at Louisiana’s refineries and chemical plants average about six a week. The group is calling for more safety measures.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 48015 at http://wwno.org Air Quality Concerns Surface After South Louisiana Explosions http://wwno.org/post/air-quality-concerns-surface-after-south-louisiana-explosions <p>The sight of smoke billowing over three separate explosions in south Louisiana within a week may have caused some concern about air quality. Officials are confident that there was no health danger. Others aren’t so sure. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 37752 at http://wwno.org Oil Industry Meeting In New Orleans Urged To Increase Safety, Coastal Restoration Efforts http://wwno.org/post/oil-industry-meeting-new-orleans-urged-increase-safety-coastal-restoration-efforts <p>The sight of Huey Long popping out of a seven-foot-tall cloth cake on Canal Street drew some curious looks and a few laughs. But the performance in front of the Ritz Hotel was aimed at a serious conference under way inside.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 29781 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Bucket Brigade Reports Oil Pollution Increasing http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-bucket-brigade-reports-oil-pollution-increasing <p>The <a href="http://www.labucketbrigade.org/" target="_blank">Louisiana Bucket Brigade</a> is releasing a report later today on accidents at refineries across the state during 2011. The group says pollution is increasing. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24384 at http://wwno.org Two Environmental Groups Asking For Federal Takeover Of State Department of Environmental Quality http://wwno.org/post/two-environmental-groups-asking-federal-takeover-state-department-environmental-quality <p>Two environmental groups are asking the federal government to take over the state Department of Environmental Quality. The request is sparked by four accidents over the past two months. Thu, 17 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 11279 at http://wwno.org