Louisiana Court Vacates Formosa Plastics Permits

September 16, 2022

On Wednesday, Louisiana's 19th Judicial District Court vacated the air permits issued to Formosa Plastics for its proposed petrochemical complex in St. James Parish. The move is a reversal of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's decision to issue the permits and a win for local activists working against environmental racism throughout the region.

Out-of-State Attorneys General Contest Army Corps Environmental Assessment of Formosa Plastics

May 27, 2021

Attorneys General from New York, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey sent a letter on Monday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers outlining their reasoning for a more comprehensive analysis of Formosa Plastics. Their comments outlined a scathing review of the New Orleans District Army Corps of Engineers’ incompetence in properly […]

Analysis Says Formosa Plastics Plant Is “Financially Risky” Yet St. James Council Still Supports It

May 14, 2021

St. James Parish is fed up with its council.  Residents have spent years telling the council that the Formosa Plastics development will only bring sickness and death to St. James, doubling the Parish’s toxic air emissions.  They’ve revealed to the council lie after lie that Formosa Plastics told to duplicitously gain land-use approval. And now […]

Formosa Plastics’ Land-Use Approval in St. James is “Already Null and Void”

May 12, 2021

In 2019, Formosa Plastics received land-use approval from the St. James Parish Council. During the process of getting that approval, the company lacked transparency, withholding information about the burial sites on the property and giving incorrect information to councilmembers regarding the site plan.  Although this was exposed to the St. James Parish council by RISE […]

“Our Waterways, Like Our Communities, Are Connected”: NOLA Businesses Are Against Formosa Plastics

April 5, 2021

On April 8, the New Orleans City Council will consider Resolution 92 by Councilwomen Kristin Palmer and Cyndi Nguyen which opposes the construction of Formosa Plastics along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish.  Of course, the complex is not being built in New Orleans, it’s being constructed in St. James, so why should the […]

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