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gas flare from the Shell Chemical LP petroleum refinery

A gas flare from the Shell Chemical LP petroleum refinery illuminates the sky on Aug. 21, 2019, in Norco, Louisiana. Located about 10 miles up the Mississippi River from New Orleans, the plant agreed to install $10 million in pollution monitoring and control equipment in 2018 to settle allegations that flares used to burn off emissions were operating in violation of federal law outlined in the Clean Air Act. Many of the coastal parishes in Louisiana have a long and ongoing history in oil and gas production, which is often at odds with concerns of environmentalists. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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