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Big Easy Magazine: Formosa’s New St. James Project Is The Real Pest

Residents of Louisiana are intimately familiar with the annoying Formosan termite, but now there’s a new pest by the name of Formosa. Formosa Plastic Group (FPG), a petrochemical company, has plans to build a new facility in St. James Parish, a parish at the heart of “Cancer Alley.” The community is predominantly Black and incredibly overburdened by existing industrial activity, as is. This plant is expected to double present air pollution in the area and would be the largest new source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. It comes as no surprise that the community of St. James Parish is not pleased.