St Gabriel

St. Gabriel is home to many industrial facilities with a long history of community concerns. Residents share their environment with facilities including Mexichem, Pioneer America, Syngenta and others. Recently, a carbon reactivation facility, Absorbent Solutions, was operating in conflict with local zoning and documented to be impacting the environment(see photo above). The facility applied for a new permit and a zoning variance. The zoning variance was denied by the the city council but the permit was issued by LDEQ. LEAN challenged LDEQ for issuing Adsorbent Solutions permit and sent a NOI to Adsorbent Solutions for violation of the Clean Air Act. Adsorbent Solutions requested to rescind their new permit application. The facility has since closed. Residents expressed frustration over the apparent lack of protective oversight and enforcement actions.