As this report was going to press, a massive storm caused unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, destroying tens of thousands of homes and killing at least 11 people. Thousands of others were forced to evacuate.
Fence-line communities are Louisiana neighborhoods that are close to major air pollutant emissions sources. These communities are exposed to toxic air emissions, and this exposure creates severe long-term impacts on public health.
It is hard to get the results of the sampling that they conducted. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade had to file a public records request with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to get this information. What ordinary person knows how to do that? The information that was provided
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