The 2015 update of the Baton Rouge Advance Report has recently been submitted to EPA. This joint effort by the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition, Capital Region Planning Commission, and Louisiana Clean Fuels details voluntary efforts to improve air quality (principally ozone and particulate matter) for the Baton Rouge area. A copy of the report can […]
According to a March 17 press release from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, a bipartisan bill, H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, was introduced to allow cost effective and practical implementation of EPA ozone standards. In the release, it is stated that The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 seeks […]
Thirty-nine lawsuits seeking review of EPA’s Final “Clean Power Plan” Rule have been consolidated in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. On February 9th The Final Rule was stayed by the Supreme Court. The D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the consolidated cases on June 2nd. An Amicus Brief has been filed by 34 Senators and […]
On January 5th, then Governor-elect John Bel Edwards announced the appointment of Dr. Chuck Brown as the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Dr. Brown comes to the agency with considerable experience in environmental issues, including an appointment as Assistant Secretary of DEQ from 2004 to 2008. Many of us with BRCAC […]
On Monday, August 3rd, the Obama Administration rolled out its historic climate rule as the “Clean Power Plan” (see article here). The rule surprised many with changes that had been made from an earlier proposed rule. The changes included steeper cuts from power plants, essentially a cap on use of generating power with natural gas, an […]
Louisiana Senators Cassidy and Vitter have signed on to a letter from the U.S. Senate to EPA’s Gina McCarthy expressing heightened Congressional concerns with the Obama Administration’s lack of transparency and accountability in developing and updating the social cost of carbon (SCC) estimates. The SCC figures into most of the EPA climate rulemaking. The letter […]
BRCAC has submitted comments on LDEQ’s Draft 2008 Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan. The comments letter can be viewed here.
The U.S. Court of Appeals is siding with EPA, saying it has wide latitude when enforcing limits on ground-level ozone pollution. More info at: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/243741-court-backs-epa-on-air-pollution-enforcement
BRCAC has recently completed and submitted its 2004 update to the organization’s original Baton Rouge Area Clean Air Action Plan to EPA to fulfill its requirements under EPA’s Ozone and PM Advance Program. The update report can be accessed here.
On March 17th, the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition submitted comments to EPA on proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. The comments can accessed here.
The 2015 update of the Baton Rouge Advance Report has recently been submitted to EPA. This joint ... [read more]
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