One Planet: The Struggle For Environmental Justice In Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley'
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we are speaking with environment reporter Mark Schleifstein and Sharon Lavigne, founder of Rise St. James, a grass-roots environmental justice organization in St. James, Louisiana.
We are discussing the environmental and health impacts of hundreds of chemical and oil industries on the residents of 'Cancer Alley,' an industrial, polluted stretch of land along the Mississippi River. It is now a COVID hotspot
Mark Schleifstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning environment reporter with The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate
Sharon Lavigne, activist, and founder and president of RISE St. James
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