US court revokes permits for plastics plant in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

Formosa’s planned petrochemicals complex would have doubled toxic emissions in area with some of the worst air quality in the US

A US court has revoked air pollution permits for a huge plastics plant in a region of Louisiana known as Cancer Alley and ruled that they would have violated environmental rules.

People living near the proposed petrochemical complex in St James parish have been fighting against the plans for years and hailed the decision as a victory for environmental justice.

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