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Appeal of Syngas Approval

Dear Members of the St. James Parish Council:

On behalf of Ms. Genevieve Butler, Pastor Harry Joseph, Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, RISE St. James, and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (collectively, “the Residents”), we appeal the March 25, 2019, St. James Parish Planning Commission (“Commission”) approval of Syngas Energy Holding, LLC’s (“Syngas”) proposal to build a methanol production plant in St. James, Louisiana. The facility would be located on a site between La. Hwy 3127 to the south, Nustar’s terminal facility to the north, and the residential street Burton Lane to the east. This appeal is timely filed under Sections 86-37(f) and/or (m) of the St. James Parish Code of Ordinances (“Ordinance”), which gives aggrieved persons right to appeal the decision of the Planning Commission approving Syngas’s land use proposal within 30 days from the date of the decision. The Commission approved the Syngas application at its March 25, 2019, meeting.

Read the full appeal here.