Louisiana Bucket Brigade

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7:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

EPA Tightens Reporting Standards For Refinery, Chemical Plant Emissions

EPA settles lawsuit filed by Louisiana and Texas groups.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Environmental Group Seeks Safety Improvements At Refineries

An oil refinery in Chalmette, La.
Pattie Steib Shutterstock

Louisiana Bucket Brigade report criticized by oil and gas group.

Environmental activists in the Louisiana Bucket Brigade say accidents at Louisiana’s refineries and chemical plants average about six a week. The group is calling for more safety measures.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Air Quality Concerns Surface After South Louisiana Explosions

The explosion and fire at the Williams olefins plant.
NBC33-TV, via WWL-TV

Air quality concerns surface after chemical explosion.

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.

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Environment
7:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Oil Industry Meeting In New Orleans Urged To Increase Safety, Coastal Restoration Efforts

'Huey Long' makes appearance at the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association meeting.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

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.

Oil industry representative responds to accusations of environmental groups.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Louisiana Bucket Brigade Reports Oil Pollution Increasing

Louisiana Bucket Brigade Founding Director Anne Rolfes.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is releasing a report later today on accidents at refineries across the state during 2011. The group says pollution is increasing.

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Reports
6:00 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Two Environmental Groups Asking For Federal Takeover Of State Department of Environmental Quality

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.

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