Cancer Alley Activists Score a Win Against Giant Plastics Conglomerate

Cancer Alley Activists Successfully Pushing Back Against Plastics Goliath

This is a big win for grassroots communities in Louisiana.

“The US government has placed further delays on a proposed multibillion dollar plastics plant in south Louisiana, marking a major victory for environmental activists and members of the majority Black community who have campaigned for years against construction.

The planned $9.4 billion petrochemical facility, owned by Formosa Plastics, would roughly double toxic emissions in its local area and, according to environmentalists, release up to 13 million tons of greenhouse gases a year, the equivalent of three coal-fired power plants, to become one of the largest pollution-causing plastics facilities in the world.”

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