UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuation Lifted in Chemical Release and Fire Reported at Garyville Petroleum Refinery

August 25, 2023

Emergency responders are on the scene of a large fire and chemical release at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in St. John the Baptist Parish. According to parish officials, there was a release of naptha, a flammable liquid hydrocarbon found in crude oil. The fire started in a storage tank at the refinery, and so far is contained to refinery grounds.


Congressman Troy Carter Discusses His Plans As Newly Appointed Representative for Louisiana’s Second Congressional District

June 1, 2021

Congressman Troy Carter was sworn in on May 11, 2021 to represent Louisiana’s Second Congressional District. Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly appointed Carter to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Small Business Committee where he will help play a crucial role in responding to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and related natural disasters. One […]


What Could Go Wrong? Bill Enables Pollution by Ensuring Secrecy & Reduced Fines for Violations

May 27, 2021

Louisiana’s coast is eroding. The air in Cancer Alley is toxic. The seafood industry is suffering. The nation’s first climate refugees had to abandon their home’s in Louisiana.  No state has been more impacted by climate change. Yet, Louisiana’s legislature continues to overlook protecting the environment, and in turn, their state’s residents, as a priority, […]


Report Shows 5 Refineries in LA Above “Action Level” for Cancer-Causing Benzene

May 3, 2021

The Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit watchdog focused on environmental regulation, released a report naming 5 oil refineries in Louisiana as above “action level” for benzene, a Group A carcinogen. The report, titled “Environmental Justice and Refinery Pollution: Benzene Monitoring Around Oil Refineries Showed More Communities at Risk in 2020” explored the relationship between cancer-causing […]


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