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June 2016

In this issue of EM, you will find a preview of the Air & Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), "New Orleans: Unmasking the Industrial Renaissance". From museums to restaurants, to world-famous festivals, there is no place quite like New Orleans. Whether you are visiting the city for the first time or a regular visitor, there’s no shortage of things to discover. The following pages offer a preview of what attendees can expect inside the Crescent City and during A&WMA’s 109th ACE.


Inside This Month's Issue


Features


Must-Do Activities in New Orleans
by Paul Algu


ACE 2016 Technical Program Highlights
by Karen Brignac


New for 2016: Oil & Gas Track
by Michael O. Waguespack


2016 ECi Competition
by Michael D. Vince


A Summary of the 46th Annual Critical Review:
Air Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations
in the United States

by Dr. David T. Allen





Also In This Issue

Characterization and Recovery of Rare Earths from Coal and Coal By-Products
by Evan J. Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary A. Alvin
This article highlights recent research analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory on the recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts.


Moving from a ‘Risk’ to ‘Impact’ Paradigm is Critical to Achieve Environmental Justice
by Shankar Prasad and Shannon Murphy
The authors of this article discuss a new approach to community risk assessment currently being developed in California.

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