In EJ Victory, Louisiana Court Tosses Air Permits For Plastics Plant

September 16, 2022
In a win for environmental justice (EJ) advocates, a Louisiana court has rejected 14 Clean Air Act permits issued by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) for a new plastics manufacturing complex after finding in part that regulators misapplied a Trump-era EPA guidance for estimating emissions and that the EJ analysis was flawed. But the plant’s developer, Formosa Plastics Group, has indicated it plans to appeal the decision. In a Sept. 12 ruling , Judge Trudy White of the...

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