Air quality warnings in effect for much of state
Posted on 7/17/2018 4:36:00 PM.

Air quality warnings, and a call for an Action Day is in effect for much of the state this week as a cloud of dust descends on Texas and the Bayou State. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Forecaster Patrick Zahn says its dust from over 5,000 miles away.

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DEQ is proud of Louisiana air quality achieving EPA's highest standard
Posted on 5/3/2018 2:16:00 PM.

Louisiana now meets the highest standard of air quality according to EPA standards. Governor John Bel Edwards says the success is the result of notable increases in air quality in the Baton Rouge area parishes. DEQ Environmental Scientist Vivian Aucoin says its great news for quality of life in the Bayou State.

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EPA to re designate BR as attaining ozone standards
Posted on 11/2/2016 5:34:00 AM.

The EPA proposes to re-designate the five-parish Baton Rouge region as in attainment for the federal ozone standards. Department of Environmental Quality air quality senior scientist, Vivian Aucoin, says the area has worked hard for years to improve air quality in order to lower harmful ozone levels.

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DEQ: Baton Rouge air is improving
Posted on 5/11/2014 4:32:00 AM.
The state department of environmental quality says the air quality around the capital city has improved and they're pushing for EPA to declare the five-parish Baton Rouge area as attaining the health-based ozone standard. Michael Vince with D-E-Q says currently Baton Rouge is labeled as non-attainment, which hurts economic development efforts.
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