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Residents of 'Cancer Alley' Call Pipeline a Final Insult

Business  (tags: Cancer Alley, final leg of Dakota Access Pipeline, lawsuit, Louisiana )

- 715 days ago -
Residents of Louisiana's predominantly African American "Cancer Alley" have sued the state over a permit for the final leg of DAPL, which they say threatens their water supply and will block them from escaping during emergencies.


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Animae C (509)
Friday June 30, 2017, 8:51 pm
i hope they are successful!!!

Philippa Powers (10)
Friday June 30, 2017, 9:37 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy. I am with Animae. I hope they succeed.

Darren W (218)
Friday June 30, 2017, 11:30 pm
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Freya H (345)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 5:43 am
Good for them! If there are any petitions we can sign, please put the links here AND promote them on Care2 News.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 8:14 am
Noted, Thanks

aj E (164)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 8:52 am

Janet B (0)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 1:04 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 1:06 pm
Good for them. Thanks Judy

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 1:41 pm
Noted, Thank you

Tom P (29)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 2:57 pm
Incredible disregard for human life and the earth itself. This government cares nothing for either.

MmAway M (519)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 3:28 pm
Thank you Judy.
Frightening that this even got any type of GO on it. Did I miss something here? The residents had NO CHOICE, NO VOTE, NO OPINION.
"At issue is the Bayou Bridge, which is slated as the final stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline, to carry oil fracked in North Dakota to Louisiana.

This leg of the pipeline, as proposed, would stretch 162.5 miles, running through 11 parishes, from Lake Charles to St. James, and cutting through the Atchafalaya Basin, a national heritage area known for its vast cypress-tupelo swamps and for being the largest remaining contiguous tract of coastal cypress trees in the country. At least 6.6 miles of the proposed pipeline would run through its forested wetlands.

The pipeline would carry crude oil from an oil and gas hub in Nederland, Texas, to a terminal in a small, predominantly poor and African American community of roughly 2,000 people on a stretch of land along the Mississippi River 50 miles outside of New Orleans. The area is known as Cancer Alley for the inordinate number of residents with cancer. Not coincidentally, it is an area with a heavy concentration of industrial plants."

Killing of the people and the environment! WOW two for one!

More there on your news. Noted with EXTREME ANGER AT POLITICIANS & Government! GREEDY PICKPOCKETS!

Anne K (139)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 5:06 pm
Thanks, Judy.

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 11:21 pm
๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œNoted... Shocking situation, hope they can succeed in their endeavours.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œThank you....Judy.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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Raleigh k (358)
Saturday July 1, 2017, 11:53 pm
noted shared - hasn't ths pipline caused enough hearbreak for all and contiunes too! ty

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 12:49 am
I am glad that they are doing something about this. Cancer can kill.

MmAway M (519)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 3:30 pm
In court and a SUIT doesn't mean things are done! No Kudos for Courts!
TY again Judy, this is quite important to me!

Fran F (116)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 6:41 pm
Hope the lawsuit is successful. This environmental racism should be history and nothing more! Thanks, Judy.

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 7:50 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday July 3, 2017, 12:36 am
Thanks again

Judy C (91)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 2:09 pm
I've been offline a lot lately, but I'm going to look for petitions. Thanks everyone.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Wednesday July 5, 2017, 8:46 am

Melania P (123)
Tuesday August 29, 2017, 11:14 am
Wish them the best
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