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Inside Climate News: After Years of Inaction, EPA Tightens Toxic Air Standard for Oil Refineries

Lawsuit helped force an update of emissions standards for dangerous chemicals that went unchanged nearly 30 years.


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Community groups sue EPA over air toxin protections

Shreveport Times: The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a environmental and community advocacy group based in New Orleans, has filed suit in federal court aga


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EPA failed to upgrade rules limiting toxic air pollutants, environmental lawsuit argues

Times Picayune Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday (April 3) against the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to consider updating rules limiting toxic air pollutants invo


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Shreveport: What's in the air we breathe?

Word that four state and federal government agencies decided on their own last year that an open tray burn would be the best way to get rid of a stockpile of millions of pounds of increasingly unstable M6 propellant at Camp Minden didn't immediately trigger alarms.

But when the realization hit and folks like property owner Dolores Blalock began dissecting the components of the M6 pellets and realized the potential amount of cancer-causing toxins that would be released into the atmosphere through an extended open burn of more than 15 million pounds of M6, citizens throughout Northwest Louisiana rose united in opposition to the decision.


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Environmental groups supporting union workers strike

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It's day four on the picket line for members of the United Steelworkers Union. And today, local workers at Motiva Oil Refinery in Norco got a show of support from environmental groups. Anchor Sula Kim explains why the environmental groups are standing in solidarity with the workers. Braving the rain and cold termperatures, Anne Rolfes joined the picket line.


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