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Louisiana Manages to Meet EPA's Ozone Standard Before an Anticipated Rule Tightening

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last year, the EPA signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. South Louisiana and other warm, sunny places tend to be high in "bad" ozone. After a struggle, Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes with refineries and petrochemical plants have managed to comply with EPA's current ozone standard.

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

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.

Wind Power Wafts Into Louisiana, Bringing Jobs And Energy

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana and the rest of the South are starting to harness wind power--something that's done on a larger scale in states to the north and west of us.

Louisiana Forced to Start Adapting to Climate Change

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Climate change may be controversial but state and local agencies and utility-giant Entergy Corp. are beginning to adapt to new weather trends. Adaptation could be key to the coast's future.

Louisiana Power Plants Say They're Prepared For Quakes

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Seeing Northeast Japan in ruins is a jarring reminder of lives lost to killer waves and storm surge in Louisiana and of past power outages and hurrica...

Moderate Fuel Prices Should Keep Heating Bills in Check

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Huge, home-heating bills in first-quarter 2010 are an unhappy memory. But southeast Louisiana residents may not have to dig as deeply into pockets in early 2011 to stay warm, experts say.