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As Hurricanes Intensify,
So Does Resistance to Big Oil  in the Gulf

Sunday, September 10, 2017

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

SNIPPET:

Resistance in Climate Ground Zero

As Kelley and his family began putting their lives back together in Port Arthur, activist and L'eau Est La Vie organizer Cherri Foytlin was volunteering at an evacuation center an hour's drive east in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where people were arriving with only "the clothes on their back."

Foytlin said one of the big concerns among people showing up from Port Arthur was whether cancerous chemicals like benzene were floating in the floodwaters they waded through to get to and from their homes. The health effects of chemicals leaching from damaged refineries and flaring into the air may not become apparent until years down the road.

"Most of those refineries, if not all of them, went underwater, and there were a lot of concerns about what was actually in the water, and we don't know because it's proprietary information," Foytlin told Truthout on Wednesday.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41891-as-hurricanes-intensify-so-does-resistance-to-big-oil-in-the-gulf







Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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