Environmental advocates push DEQ not to renew Formosa project’s air permit


Environmental law advocates have asked the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality not to renew the air permits for a planned Formosa plastics manufacturing facility in St. James Parish, citing new federal air quality standards limiting toxic soot and dust pollution, reports Floodlight.

In a separate action, the EPA, environmental advocates and local residents also are asking the state to investigate what they say is mercury-laden dust from the Atalco Gramercy refinery, which produces alumina, an ingredient in making aluminum. Read more.