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ExxonMobil Fined for Violating Clean Air Decree at Four Refineries

Article: ExxonMobil Fined for Violating Clean Air Decree at Four Refineries

WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. “The Department of Justice will not tolerate violation of our consent decrees,”…

Gulf Coast Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

Article: Gulf Coast Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, August 28, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation of thousands of people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, residents and emergency managers in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are preparing again to cope with another major storm heading across the Caribbean in…

Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

Article: Louisiana Water Inspectors at Work in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – In an effort to ensure that Louisiana watersheds are better protected from wastewater discharges, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a thorough inspection of all potential dischargers in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Field staff from around the state are making a detailed examination of all…

Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

Article: Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – Sediments deposited into the Mississippi River Delta thousands of years ago when North America’s glaciers retreated are contributing to the ongoing sinking of Louisiana’s coastline, finds new research by NASA and scientists at Louisiana State University. The weight of these sediments is causing a large section of…

Energy Star TVs Held to Higher Standard Come November

Article: Energy Star TVs Held to Higher Standard Come November

WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2008 (ENS) – As of November 1, 2008, televisions that carry the Energy Star label will be up to 30 percent more efficient than conventional models and will save energy while they are on and when they are off. The new standard is the result of a modification to the Energy…