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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 04:52 AM

As activists are arrested in Baton Rouge, in-depth coverage shows Louisiana's 'Death Alley' to the

As activists are arrested in Baton Rouge, in-depth coverage shows Louisiana’s ‘Death Alley’ to the world


Those of us who have been protesting the petrochemical plants along the Mississippi River as part of the Coalition Against Death Alley (CADA) can claim a long-sought success.

One of our goals has been to make Death Alley (formerly known as Cancer Alley) a Louisiana issue, not just a River Parishes issue — and in the October 31 editions of the Advocate/Times-Picayune that’s what finally happened.

For the first time in years, the recently combined papers teamed up with the nonprofit ProPublica news service to give us the urgent, in-depth coverage that the worsening crisis deserves.

The front-page headline: “La.’s industrial corridor is already polluted, and more plants are on the way.” Reporters Tristan Baurick, Lylla Younes and Joan Meiners went on to detail the pollution and damaged lives caused by the 200 petrochemical plants along the Mississippi between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and the augmented devastation expected as new plants are built and old ones expanded.

Read more: https://thelensnola.org/2019/11/13/as-activists-are-arrested-in-baton-rouge-in-depth-coverage-shows-louisianas-death-alley-to-the-world/

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