David v. Goliath: The October March to save lives in Louisiana’s ‘Death Alley’
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David v. Goliath: The October March to save lives in Louisiana’s ‘Death Alley’

The Rev. William Barnwell |
October 11, 2019

David v. Goliath: The October March to save lives in Louisiana’s ‘Death Alley’


Rise St. James and the Concerned Citizens of St. John Parish can—along with many supporters—claim significant successes since our “Big March,” May 30th to June 3rd, 2019, in opposition of the petrochemical plants along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Since then, Wanhua Chemical has withdrawn its request to build a plant in Cancer Alley (now widely known as Death Alley). We may have a victory over fertilizer company Mosaic (they are closing for three months as of October 1st with only a skeleton crew managing the plant). Also, the St. John School Board decided to remove students from the Fifth Ward Elementary School, which sits just 1500 feet from the Denka/Dupont Plant, after our demonstrations in front of the school.

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