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Black Residents of Louisiana File Landmark Lawsuit

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Cancer Alley resident Myrtle Felton of Inclusive Louisiana speaks at a press conference announcing a landmark environmental justice lawsuit in New Orleans, March 21, 2023. © 2023 Antonia Juhasz/Human Rights Watch In the United States, a landmark lawsuit filed in a federal court in Louisiana on Tuesday by residents of the state’s “Cancer Alley” declares an “environmental and public health emergency.” It calls for an end to any new heavy industry, including fossil fuel, petrochemical plants, and related infrastructure in St. James Parish. Members of Inclusive Louisiana,…

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