Monday, July 30, 2007

Hotter oceans causing more hurricanes and tropical storms? ... Duh!

Science has once again proven what many of us already knew to be true. The number of Atlantic hurricanes in an average season has doubled in the last century due in part to warmer seas and changing wind patterns caused by global warming, according to a study released recently. Read more here:

Monday, July 09, 2007

Learn the Dirty Truth About Coal

Take Action against dirty coal plants in Louisiana

There is a permit pending to expand the Big Cajun I generating plant near New Roads, LA. The proposed Part 70 air operating major modification, Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), and Acid Rain permits, statement of basis and the associated Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) {also know as environmental impact questions} are available for review at the DEQ, Public Records Center, Room 127, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at

An additional copy may be reviewed at the Pointe Coupee Parish Library, 201 Claiborne Street, New Roads, LA.

Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Dustin Duhon, LDEQ, Air Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3057.

Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337).

Permit public notices including electronic access to the proposed permit and statement of basis can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at

Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at

All correspondence should specify AI Number 11917

Permit Number: 2260-00007-V1 – PER20040001 - Part 70 Air

PSD-LA-660(M-1) – PER20040002 - PSD

2260-00007-IVI – PER20040003 - Acid Rain