2019 Legislative Recap

The 2019 Legislative Session was challenging. Like past legislative sessions, this year’s session had its share of good and bad bills, supporters and opponents, surprises and disappointments. The members and organizations that represent the environmental wellbeing of Louisiana had their work cut out for them.

The following snapshot has been developed in an effort to let the public know how State Representatives and Senators voted on environmental interests. The selected bills and amendments represent a wide range of state environmental issues.

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Public Health

Comments to St James Planning Commission Regarding Wanhua Chem.

LEAN’s Technical Director, Wilma Subra prepared comments for the St James Parish Planning Commission meeting on Feb. 25, 2019 regarding the recently announced Wanhua Chemical groups $1.12 Billon Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Plant (MDI).

The following comments(attached below) are provided to the St. James Planning Commission in response to Agenda Item #: 18-46 on behalf of Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Mount Triumph Baptist Church.

Public Health

Comments on Cornerstone Chemical Co. & Hydrogen Cyanide Plant, Proposed Initial Part 70 Air Operating Permit

Louisiana Environmental Action Network’s comments in response to the Cornerstone Chemical Co. & Hydrogen Cyanide Plant, Proposed Initial Part 70 Air Operating Permit were submitted by Technical Director Wilma Subra at the Public Hearing held on February 12, 2019. A copy is available below. Public participation is critical in protecting public health and safeguarding our communities. If this decision affects you, your community or your environment, it is important to provide your input through submitting public comments.

LEAN Comments Attached Below

For tips on writing effective public comments please refer to LEAN’s Louisiana Citizen Guide to Environmental Engagement HERE

The comment period had been extended, extension document attached. Comments must be received by 4:30 pm CST, Wednesday, March 20, 2019(extended from MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019). Delivery may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.  U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313.  Emails may be submitted to DEQ [dot] PUBLICNOTICES [at] LA [dot] GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309.  Persons wishing to receive notice of the final permit action must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments.  Please see additional instructions for comment submission, hand delivery and information regarding electronic submission  at or call (225) 219-3276.

All correspondence should specify AI Number 1357, Permit Number 3171-V0, and Activity Number PER20180007.