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03/24/2014Phillips 66 Takes Steps Toward Reducing Pollution from Vehicles
03/18/2014EPA Issues Order to Army to Address Abandoned Explosives
03/17/2014EPA Launches Sixth Annual “Fix a Leak Week” to Chase Leaks and
Improve Water Efficiency
02/06/2014Publicly Available Tool Reports On Different Types of Pollution
02/05/2014Thursday: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Commemorate Completion of New Orleans Rain Garden Project
01/08/2014EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk Including Risks to Bees/Louisiana State, Penn State and University of Vermont at the forefront of groundbreaking technology
01/06/2014EPA Funds LSU Study to Protect Bees from Pesticides
01/06/2014Carville, La., Plant Agrees to Address Clean Air Act Violations
11/13/2013City of Shreveport Agrees to $342 Million Sewer System Upgrade to Comply with Clean Water Act
11/06/2013Shreveport Plant Installs Fence-line Monitors
to Safeguard Workers and Local Community
09/11/2013Louisiana Groups Receive 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants
06/27/2013EPA's Gulf of Mexico Program Honors Texas and Louisiana Gulf Guardian Award Winners
06/13/2013EPA Announces Southern University in Shreveport, LA, as Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Recipient
04/16/2013MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA, USDA and State Partners to Discuss Priority Water Pollution Reduction Issues April 18 and 19 in Louisville, Kentucky
02/07/2013EPA Provides Technical Assistance to 43 Communities to Meet their Sustainability Goals
01/31/2013EPA Teams Up with the NFL and Local Communities to Protect Louisiana’s Wetlands
01/30/2013St. Landry Parish Landfill Project Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset
12/20/2012EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli
11/26/2012EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health
11/21/2012Louisiana Generating to Install Pollution Controls and Pay $14 Million In Penalties and Projects to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations / Marks 24th settlement under United States’ power plant enforcement initiative and largest clean air act settlement in Louisiana history
11/16/2012EPA Partners with Universities to Reduce Food Waste
11/15/2012Hilcorp Energy Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
10/09/2012SmartWay Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Supply Chain Efficiency
09/28/2012MONDAY: EPA Chief in New Orleans to Keynote Top Water Quality Conference
09/26/2012Alta Mesa Services, L.P., Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
09/14/2012EPA Region 6 Updates Its National Priorities List of Superfund Sites - One Site Added in Louisiana
09/13/2012EPA Adds 12 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Eight Other Sites Proposed To Be Added
09/12/2012Hypoxia Task Force Launches New Monitoring Efforts to Track Water Quality Improvements
09/12/2012EPA Partnering with State Capitals on Green Design /
Program will strengthen local economies, protect health
09/05/2012In Support of Affected States, EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waiver for 8 States Impacted by Hurricane Isaac
08/31/2012EPA Awards Over $1.1 Million to Assist In Restoration of Coastal Habitats
08/29/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana
08/24/2012Stone Energy Corporation Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
08/23/2012EPA Awards Over $16.9 Million to the State of Louisiana to Assist in Funding Safe Public Drinking Water Systems
08/14/2012EPA Awards $25,000 to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Inc.
to Help Protect and Restore the Basin’s Wetlands and Waterways
08/13/2012EPA Awards Over $49,000 to the LSU AgCenter to Document Expansion of the Invasive Mexican Rice Borer
08/10/2012Cox Operating, LLC, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
08/06/2012EPA Awards $100,000 to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to Reduce Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
08/02/2012Martin Operating Partnership in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/20/2012Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Receives $150,000 Grant for Environmental Education
07/17/2012US Liquids of Louisiana, LP, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/13/2012Obama Administration Releases Report on Progress and Next Steps in Restoring the Everglades, Announces Additional $80 Million in Project Funding / Over $1.5 Billion Invested in the Everglades Since 2009; USDA To Fund Fourth Year of Easements for Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat Improvements in the Northern Everglades Watershed
06/27/2012EPA Awards Over $59,000 to Provide Job Training that Revitalizes Urban Waters in New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward
06/26/2012EPA Awarding $2.7 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters
06/21/2012EPA Announces Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants
06/21/2012EPA Announces $3 Million In Environmental Job Training Grants / Grants provide job trainees opportunities to protect public health in their communities
05/24/2012EPA Awards $400,000 in Brownfields Assessment Grants to the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
05/09/2012A $50,000 EPA Environmental Education Grant Will Teach Students to Convert Cooking Oil to Fuel
04/05/2012U.S. Announces Innovative Clean Air Agreement For Industrial Flares With Marathon Petroleum Company
03/26/2012EPA Orders Foster Poultry Farms to Stop Discharging Pollutants Into Louisiana Waters
03/16/2012EPA Orders Kevin Basham Farm to Stop Discharging Pollutants Into Louisiana Waters
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
03/13/2012EPA Proposes to Add Acadia Parish Facility
to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites - Nine hazardous waste sites added, 10 proposed
02/10/2012EPA Orders Louisiana Poultry Farms to Stop Discharging
02/03/2012Baton Rouge is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA
01/25/2012EPA Awards Over $470,000 to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water to Louisiana Residents
01/19/2012DOJ and EPA propose more time to complete Baton Rouge Sewage Treatment Plant upgrades
12/16/2011Texas Oil Company Sentenced to Pay $12 Million for Clean Air Act Violations and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana / Sentence is the largest ever criminal fine in Louisiana for air pollution
12/08/2011EPA Region 6 Enforcement and Compliance Results for 2011
12/05/2011Task Force Established by President Obama Releases Final Strategy for Reversing Deterioration of Gulf Ecosystem - USDA $50 million financial assistance for restoration projects announced as Task Force efforts shift from planning to action
11/29/2011Four Groups in EPA Region 6 Receive More than $3.1 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions
11/15/2011EPA Approves Redesignation of Baton Rouge Area to Attainment for Ozone
10/24/2011EPA Celebrates Children’s Health Month and National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
10/12/2011Oil Company Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana
09/27/2011Texas Petroleum Investment Company Fined for a Second Time for Violating the Clean Water Act
09/26/2011EPA Settles Complaint Against Camterra Resources, Inc. for Violations of the Clean Water Act
09/20/2011EPA Recognizes 52 Organizations for Environmental Stewardship
09/19/2011EPA Recognizes Supermarkets for Environmental Achievement
08/31/2011Greater New Orleans Area receives over $485,000 for Green Endeavors
08/17/2011EPA proposing to redesignate Baton Rouge area to attainment for ozone
08/11/2011Texas Petroleum Investment Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/27/2011Martin Operating Partnership, LP, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/22/2011EPA Seeking Nominations for Awards that Recognize Outstanding Clean Air Programs
07/18/2011Tenaris Global Services, (USA) Corp. to Pay $717,324 for Environmental Reporting Violations
07/06/2011Vice President and General Manager of Louisiana Refinery Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act Violations
06/24/2011EPA Awards Over $1 Million to the UNO Research and Technology Foundation
06/24/2011Federal Agencies Partner to Revitalize Urban Waterways In Communities Across The U.S.
06/23/2011EPA Selects Sites in Louisiana and Texas for National Study on Hydraulic Fracturing
06/09/2011Owner and Operator of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Sentenced for Violating the Clean Water Act / Jeffrey Pruett to serve 21 months in prison
06/09/2011Ms. Thu Bui Receives Gulf Guardian Award
06/09/2011Future Leaders of America’s Gulf (FLAG) Receives Gulf Guardian Award
06/09/2011The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health Receives Gulf Guardian Award
05/23/2011EPA Asks Louisiana Residents to Fight #1 Cancer in U.S. with “Don’t Fry Day” (Friday, May 27)
05/20/2011EPA and Louisiana Continue to Address Flood Issues
05/12/2011EPA Honors Nation’s Best in Energy-Efficient Building Design - Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR Projects Honored at the American Institute of Architects Convention
05/06/2011Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Creates Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Releases Restoration Priorities / EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, other task force members, hold official meeting today in Mobile, Ala.
05/05/2011FRIDAY: EPA Administrator to Head Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting in Mobile, Ala.
04/29/2011EPA Provides Fire Protection to City of Hammond
04/26/2011Louisiana Addresses Water Quality in Tensas River
04/21/2011EPA Marks Earth Day with Events Across the Country
04/20/2011EPA Administrator Jackson Visits Gulf Coast on One-Year Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill / Administrator Jackson Surveys Ecosystem Restoration Progress
04/20/2011EPA Awards Environmental Justice Grants for Areas Affected by the BP Oil Spill - Grant projects to help protect people’s health and support ecosystem restoration in the Gulf of Mexico
04/19/2011EPA Seeks Applicants for Environmental Justice Green Jobs Development Pilot Projects
04/08/2011Louisiana Receives Over $2 Million to Address Non-Point Source Pollution
03/28/2011Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Opens State Information Call Lines
02/28/2011EPA Seeks Applicants for Environmental Justice Grants to Address Local Health and Environmental Issues
02/28/2011EPA Announces Winners of 2010 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Awards
02/24/2011Shreveport, LA Wastewater Manager and Supervisor Indicted By Grand Jury for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations
02/22/2011EPA’s Energy Star Leaders Drive Greater Energy Efficiency
01/11/2011Guideco Properties LLC in Monroe Ready for Reuse