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Kate Sheppard

U.S. Emissions Increased In 2013, According To EPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emissions from power plants, refineries and other industrial facilities in the United States increased in 2013, up 20 million metric ton...

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

Rural Louisiana and Mississippi brace for accelerated Tuscaloosa drilling

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...

Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 16, 2013 edition.) Many northwest Louisiana residents were enriched by Haynesville,...

Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This 90-percent Latino community is literally surrounded by petrochemical facilities that spew at least eight carcinogens into the air. The levels of one of them, benzene, are so high that living in Manchester is tantamount to being stuck in traffic 24/7.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge veers away from unions, United Steel Workers say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 22, 2013 edition.) On a drive through Baton Rouge on Interstate 110, you've probabl...

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...

Chemical Plants Flock to Louisiana for Cheap Natural Gas

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana has attracted some cleaner industries recently, but after natural gas prices dropped to ten-year lows this spring, chemical manufacturers are rushing to build and expand. Residents need those jobs but fear explosions and toxic emissions.

Why The Spring Season Means High Gas Prices

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahh, spring. The days get longer, flowers bloom, and gasoline gets more expensive. It's a galling time for drivers, a...

Janell Ross

Mighty Mississippi Moves Oil Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

Fears that flooding along the lower Mississippi would disrupt gasoline production at the region's refineries were eased Wednesday, but highlighted the...

Wall Street Speculators Driving Up Oil Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Oil consumption has fallen, demand from U.S. motorists for gasoline is flat at best and refiners that turn crude into fuel are operatin...

Too High a Price for High Octane

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The refineries in this country still using unnecessarily hazardous hydrofluoric acid must ensure their workers and the residents of their neighborhoods live to see Labor Day 2010.