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Workers at Louisiana Refineries Assess Tentative USW-Shell Deal
The United Steelworkers Thursday reached a possible four-year pact with Shell Oil in a seven-state strike that spread to 12 refineries and three other plants. Three weeks ago, most of the USW's more than 700 combined members joined the walkout.
U.S. Emissions Increased In 2013, According To EPA
ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations
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
Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi
Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery
Associate Director of Communications, the Sierra Club
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
ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks
Chemical Plants Flock to Louisiana for Cheap Natural Gas
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.
Mighty Mississippi Moves Oil Prices
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