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Concerns grow over CO2 pipeline safety after recent leak in Louisiana

Concerns grow over CO2 pipeline safety after recent leak in Louisiana

Recent carbon dioxide leak in Louisiana exposes gaps in emergency alert systems, warns of potential dangers.

Tristan Baurick reports for Verite News.

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Louisiana faces challenges with carbon storage due to abandoned wells

Louisiana faces challenges with carbon storage due to abandoned wells

A new report raises concerns about the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide underground in Louisiana, given the state's high number of abandoned oil and gas wells.

Nicholas Kusnetz reports for Inside Climate News.

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Climate change triggers severe crawfish shortage in southern US

Climate change triggers severe crawfish shortage in southern US

A combination of drought and extreme weather has led to a dramatic decrease in crawfish availability, impacting the economy and culture in the southern United States.

Xander Peters reports for National Geographic.

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Louisiana's new governor prioritizes fossil fuels over climate change

Louisiana's new governor prioritizes fossil fuels over climate change

Governor Jeff Landry's administration is leaning toward fossil fuel interests, impacting Louisiana's environmental policies.

Terry L. Jones reports for Floodlight.

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Louisiana's industrial corridor linked to higher rates of low birth weight and preterm births

A new study reveals that babies in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley" face significantly higher risks of low birth weight and preterm births, exceeding national averages.

Aliya Uteuova reports for The Guardian.

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Federal judge challenges EPA's pollution rules in Louisiana

In a significant legal development, a federal judge has temporarily halted the enforcement of Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at reducing pollution in minority and low-income areas in Louisiana.

Mark Schleifstein reports for NOLA.

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Judge limits EPA regs in La. minority, low-income areas

A federal judge in Lake Charles has at least temporarily blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing so-called "disparate impact" rules in Louisiana that require industries to reduce toxic pollutants in minority and low-income areas, such as the so-called "Cancer Alley" region along the Mississippi River.

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