With the climate crisis on full blast, we are joining our partners from Rise St. James next week in Washington, D.C. to demand that President Biden protect residents of Cancer Alley and Gulf Coast communities from fossil fuel pollution and declare a climate emergency.
- What: Traditional Louisiana funeral procession to the White House, honoring Gulf community leaders who’ve died from the toxic chemicals spewed by the fossil fuel industry.
- When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m.
- Where: Meet at Freedom Plaza — 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
When we come together, we win. After years of community pressure, Rise St. James and partners scored a key victory to fend off the mega-polluting Formosa Plastics facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Formosa Plastics would have emitted more than 800 tons of toxic pollution into the air, harming the health of St. James’ predominantly Black residents in a region already known as “Cancer Alley” because of the many polluting facilities. The project also would have been a climate disaster — contributing upwards of 13.6 million tons per year of greenhouse gasses, the equivalent of 3.5 coal-fired power plants.
Now community leaders from St. James and across the Gulf are asking President Biden to stop approving all dirty energy projects and declare a climate emergency to protect communities in St. James, the Gulf, and everywhere.
Please join us on October 25 for this important event. Hope to see you there!