AlwaysFreeRegister: Louisiana DEQ Grants All Air Permits To Formosa’s Petchem Project


The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has granted all 16 air permits to Formosa Plastics’ $9.4 billion petrochemical complex to be built in St. James Parish. According to Formosa’s website, the new complex will produce ethylene, propylene, ethylene glycol, and polymers.

Formosa said it would construct the project in two phases over the next ten years, but it has not yet disclosed the detailed timeline for the project. Formosa has acquired a 2,400-acre in the bank of the Mississippi River to build the complex.

However, it still needs other permits to proceed with the proposed complex. Some environmental groups also oppose the construction, citing potentially high levels of carcinogenic emissions from the proposed plants.

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January 22, 2020 4:45 PM