U.S. PIRG, St. John Citizens for Environmental Justice, Chis Jouty, Terry Jouty, and DeForest Brown v. Bayou Steel Corporation

1999

U.S. PIRG and local citizens win the largest settlement of a Clean Air Act lawsuit in Louisiana history against Bayou Steel Corporation. The settlement requires the company spend $1.3 million for pollution controls and other environmental projects.

Settlement: $350,000 penalty (to fund local health projects); $1,350,000 in environmental upgrades.

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Status: 
Resolved
Resolution Date: 
2005
Location: 
Louisiana