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Judge Revokes Permits for Massive Cancer Alley Plastics Complex

Judge Revokes Permits for Massive Cancer Alley Plastics Complex

A state court has struck down permits for a massive petrochemical plant that would have doubled or tripled the emissions of cancer-causing chemicals polluting the already beleaguered Cancer Alley.  Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court ruled September 14 that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) failed to protect the public when it issued air permits […]

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    Top Cancerous Air Pollution Sites in U.S. Revealed

    Top Cancerous Air Pollution Sites in U.S. Revealed

    An extensive analysis by ProPublica reveals a detailed map of more than 1,000 American communities that are hotspots for carcinogenic air pollution. The worst three are in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” five of the top 20 are in Texas, and predominantly Black areas experience double the cancer risk of white areas. “Go read this investigation on […]

    Coffins Still Strewn Across Louisiana Town Six Weeks After Hurricane Ida

    Coffins Still Strewn Across Louisiana Town Six Weeks After Hurricane Ida

    More than six weeks after Hurricane Ida made landfall on Southeast Louisiana, coffins are still strewn across the community of Ironton. Hurricane Ida’s storm surge left the multiple-ton vaults strewn around the town, “like they were cardboard boxes,” Rev. Haywood Johnson Jr. told the AP. The lingering coffins are a visceral illustration of the trauma […]