Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.
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The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.
(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.")
On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.)
Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...
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