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Courthouse News: Grain elevator operator must face suit from residents in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

EDGARD, La. (CN) — A palpable relief rippled through a packed courtroom in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish on Thursday after a state judge ruled from the bench that descendants of slaves can move forward with their lawsuit challenging a zoning ordinance that would allow a $400 million massive industrial grain complex to be built along the Mississippi River.