In training: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has selected Camille Conaway, senior vice president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, to participate in its business leadership program. Conaway will join 33 other state and local chamber executives to participate in the second class of the three-month program, which concludes in July. It will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education and workforce development.
All aboard: Texas and Louisiana members of Starfleet, the International Star Trek Fan Association, will converge in Baton Rouge for its Starfleet Summit in June, WAFB-TV reports. Hosted at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center by the USS Corsair—the largest and oldest Starfleet chapter in Louisiana—the summit will support the USS KIDD and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank charities. Starfleet has more than 5,000 “Star Trek” enthusiast members, divided into regions and chapters. Read the full story.
Oil and water: Environmental groups from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its heels on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants used to clean up oil, and they’re ready to sue to demand them. They say dispersants such as Corexit, used during the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills, were more toxic to people and the environment than oil alone but, nearly four years after taking public comments about such rules, the agency hasn’t acted. The EPA says it’s reviewing a letter sent Monday to Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Read the full story.