Southeastern Louisiana University Will Conduct Independent Monitoring On Lake Maurepas

Southeastern Louisiana University Will Conduct Independent Monitoring On Lake Maurepas - Carbon Herald
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Southeastern Louisiana University announced it will provide independent, scientific monitoring of the Lake Maurepas ecosystem as part of Air Products’ work on its Louisiana Clean Energy Complex.

The monitoring is over the marine life populations (fishes, crabs, shrimp), the plant life in the surrounding wetlands, and any variations in water quality. The findings will be uploaded to a publicly accessible website that will be housed through Southeastern. The website will be announced when developed and monitoring efforts have begun.

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The independent monitoring is being done for a proposed ‘Blue Hydrogen’ production and carbon capture and permanent storage project. Council members and citizens have been opposing the carbon capture projects in the Holden and Lake Maurepas areas, arguing they could endanger the communities and their drinking water. 

Air Products is about to start preliminary studies on the viability of the Lake Maurepas area for a proposed project, so the environmental monitoring will help it understand any impact on the region.

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