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Court Rejects Challenge to EPA’s Ozone Powers

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:


BRCAC Submits Its 2014 Advance Report Update to EPA

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.  


BRCAC Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed Ozone Standard Revisions

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.


Dr. McDaniel Makes Presentation at AWMA Winter Dinner Meeting

Thursday evening, January 15th, Dr. Mike McDaniel, Executive Director of BRCAC, gave a presentation at the AWMA winter dinner meeting held in Gonzales. The title of his presentation was “What Louisiana Can Expect From EPA’s Recently Proposed Revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone”.  A copy of the presentation can be obtained […]


EPA Publishes Proposed Rules for Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone

On December 17th, EPA published proposed rules for revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.  EPA is proposing to revise the primary standard from the current value of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a level within the range of 65 to 70 ppb, and to revise the secondary standard to a […]


Forum on Generating and Documenting Emission Reduction Credits for Projects Involving Ports and Marine Vessels

On Tuesday, December 9th, BRCAC sponsored and LDEQ graciously hosted a forum on generating and documenting emissions reduction credits (ERCs) for projects involving emissions reductions with marine vessels and at ports. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is in the process of developing new rules to allow emission reduction credits (ERCs) to be generated for […]


Dr. McDaniel Presents Strategies to Mitigate Economic Development Constraints Brought by Air Quality Rules

BRCAC Executive Director, Dr. Mike McDaniel, presented proposed strategies to mitigate transportation and economic development constraints brought by federal Clean Air rules at the recent fall conference of the  Louisiana Section of the Air and Waste Management Association.  In his presentation, Dr. McDaniel provided an update on the status of the Baton Rouge ozone situation, […]


BRCAC Proposes Strategy For Increasing Emission Reduction Credits

BRCAC’s proposed new strategy for increasing available emission reduction credits while improving local air quality is featured in a recent Amy Wold article in The Advocate.  The article can be accessed here.


GreenRide Ride-Share Program Highlighted in Advocate Article

Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition and Capital Region Planning Commission activities related to developing a local rideshare program to help mitigate traffic congestion and air pollution were featured in a Sunday Advocate’s article by Amy Wold.


Govenor Jindal Proclaims May 2014 as Air Quality Awareness Month

Governor Bobby Jindal has proclaimed May 2014 as Air Quality Awareness Month for the State of Louisiana.  The proclamation stresses the benefits of improving the state’s air quality and the responsibility of each citizen to make informed personal choices that support air quality programs intended to help protect and improve the air quality of the state.   […]

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