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2012-10-22 22:22:31

The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities. But the levees have also contributed to the loss of Louisiana's wetlands. By holding in floodwaters, they prevent sediment from flowing into the watershed and rebuilding marshes, which are compacting under their own weight and losing ground to sea-level rise. Reporting in Nature Geoscience, a team of University of Pennsylvania geologists and others used the...

2011-06-08 15:53:00

DALLAS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc. (the "Company") today provided an update on the operation of the Company's refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana. The Company has commenced the restart of the Krotz Springs refinery after its shutdown in late May in anticipation of flooding resulting from opening of the Morganza Spillway due to historic flooding along the Mississippi River basin. Paul Eisman, the Company's CEO and President, commented, "We...

2011-05-11 18:15:00

DALLAS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc. (the "Company") today provided an update on the potential impact on its Louisiana operations of record flooding of the Mississippi River that is affecting refineries, other businesses and residents throughout the Southern United States. The operation of the Company's refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana may be disrupted by the expected opening of the Morganza Spillway by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to...


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