air quality http://wrkf.org en Keeping Track of Refinery Emissions http://wrkf.org/post/keeping-track-refinery-emissions <p>In its "Poisoned Places" series, NPR reports that industry here in Louisiana is emitting more smog-producing chemicals than it should and regulators aren't doing enough to curtail the pollution.</p><p><a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/baton-rouges-corroded-overpolluting-neighbor-exxon-mobil" target="_blank">Elizabeth Shogren honed in on Exxon's Baton Rouge refinery</a> and the smoke Almena Poray sees from the front porch of her house, a block from the refinery's south gate.</p><p>"That's something you see every day," Poray told the NPR reporter. "Sometimes it's a darker gray, sometimes it's a black smoke coming out."</p><p>Ed Overton, professor emeritus of environmental science at LSU, and Robert Berg, state regulatory advisor for Exxon talk more about what Poray is seeing and breathing from her front porch.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:08:25 +0000 Amy Jeffries 11262 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: DEQ's Michael Vince, Ornithologist David Sibley, Former Newsman Henry Bradsher http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-deqs-michael-vince-ornithologist-david-sibley-former-newsman-henry-bradsher <p>From the state Department of Environmental Quality, Michael Vince who talks about ozone levels and air quality in the Capital area.</p><p>A chat with Henry Bradsher, former Associated Press Southeast Asia Bureau Chief, who has retired in Baton Rouge.&nbsp;</p><p>Ornithologist David Sibley, who'll be addressing the Baton Rouge Audubon Society.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Jim Engster 9630 at http://wrkf.org