Cancer Alley in Louisiana has long been known for the simultaneously high levels of petrochemical plants and cancer among its residents. Residents uncovered this in 1987 and have fought back against this environmental injustice for decades, but the government hasn’t addressed the issue. Now, Founder and Executive Director of Concerned Citizens of St. John Robert Taylor has recently sued the Environmental Protection Agency to force government action — and the EPA has finally opened an investigation.
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