Louisiana meets Federal Ozone Standards

From the Daily Advertiser:

From a dry cleaner that uses non-toxic detergents to a spa that recycles shampoo bottle caps, local companies are proving that even small steps can make a big difference in protecting the environment.

For the first time in Louisiana’s history, the state met all federal ozone standards in 2008, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality announced last week.

And greener industry practices are a big reason why, said DEQ Secretary Harold Leggett.

“Some of them (companies) have to because they’re required, but a lot of it is voluntary,” said DEQ environmental scientist John Rogers.

“And when environmental measures are better done by everybody, they have a great deal more impact.”

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~ by vermilionaire on February 11, 2009.

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