St. James Residents Fight Back Against Nucor Plant

August 3, 2021

On July 30th, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses grassroots action to produce petrochemical pollution accountability, released a press statement detailing a recent proposed settlement between the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC.  The settlement finds that Nucor’s Romeville facility in St. James Parish repeatedly violated […]

Report Shows 5 Refineries in LA Above “Action Level” for Cancer-Causing Benzene

May 3, 2021

The Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit watchdog focused on environmental regulation, released a report naming 5 oil refineries in Louisiana as above “action level” for benzene, a Group A carcinogen. The report, titled “Environmental Justice and Refinery Pollution: Benzene Monitoring Around Oil Refineries Showed More Communities at Risk in 2020” explored the relationship between cancer-causing […]

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