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BATON ROUGE, LA: The Save Our Cypress Coalition, a coalition of environmental organizations working to protect Louisiana's endangered swamps, expressed strong opposition today to the possibility that the proposed Baton Rouge Interstate loop would go through the Spanish Lake/Bluff Swamp ecosystem.
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LDEQ HEARING GIVES PUBLIC CHANCE TO QUESTION WASTE DISCHARGE INTO POLLOCK WATERS
Vanguard SynFuels/Allegro would discharge waste from its biodiesel plant into Little River and Big Creek, which are designated as Scenic Rivers. Their discharge would flow downstream to the drinking water intake for the Tioga and Pineville communities. Their waste would also pass through Camp Grant Walker, a Louisiana State 4-H camp.
Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Cypress Mulch From Louisiana
Important Step Towards Preserving Endangered Cypress Swamps
BATON ROUGE, LA (September 5, 2007) – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has informed its suppliers that it will no longer buy or sell cypress mulch that is harvested, bagged, or manufactured in the state of Louisiana. The policy becomes effective Jan. 1, 2008.
“Defenders, Heros and Legends” Honors Louisiana’s
Movers and Shakers of Environmental Issues
BATON ROUGE (August 23, 2007) – The Louisiana Environmental Action Network will honor seven local activists for their work to on environmental and conservation issues.
LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK
HOLDS ITS 21ST ANNUAL SESSION ON SEPT. 15
BATON ROUGE (Aug. 13, 2007) – The annual conference of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the state’s largest and oldest organizations devoted to environmental and conservation issues, will conduct its 21st annual session beginning at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Sheratown (downtown) Baton Rouge.
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NEW ORLEANS (June 7, 2007)
DON'T BUY IT: Waterkeeper Alliance and Louisiana Waterkeepers Demand Stop To Clear-Cutting of Cypress Forests for Mulch.
NEW ORLEANS (May 8, 2007)
A coalition of local environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit against EnerVest Operating LLC, a major operator of natural gas wells in the Monroe Gas Field, to force cleanup of mercury-contaminated wetlands and other soils at gas production sites in Ouachita, Union and Morehouse parishes.