New Political Group Seeks Changes to Pollution Issues

Louisiana League of Smart Voters

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Politicians Asked to Stop Genocidal Poisoning of Grandma and the Baby

That Challeges Earth Survival

A new advertising campaign to bring attention to the genocidal poisoning between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and climate change has raised the issues through billboard advertising.

Launched by the Louisiana League of Smart Voters (LLSV), the first billboard features the message “elected officals stop poisoning Grandma and the baby.” The campaign launch during the election season features hip hop adds on radio, newspapers, cable and television. The first add was placed with Pelican Advertising and is shown to East Bank drivers on the Huey P. Long Bridge near Elmwood and on the Airport Road from Airline to Veterans.

The common thread throughout the campaign is political decisions created environmental injustice and rising consciousness of voters will be the driver that changes the actions of political leaders. What once seemed to be a threat to people of color and poor communities, chemical production and oil and gas activities are clearly threatening  the earth with global warming and climate change. A little more than half of the carbon released into the environment in Louisiana is done by chemical and oil and gas manufacturers. Register and vote. Use the weapon so many people died to use. We have a responsibility to vote to save the planet.

The ad features a painting of an older African-American woman on the porch of a house sitting in a rocking chair holding a baby. In the background is a chemical company with what appears to be smoke or chemicals flowing over the house, Grandma and Baby.  The image describes the situation of tens of thousands of families in “Death Alley” the area between Baton Rouge and New Orleans formerly called “Cancer Alley”.  Industry and government leaders for decades denied cancer rates in the area known internationally as a zone of national sacrifice.  The artist, Shelia Phipp, is an internationally recognized painter, who resides in the New Orleans area.

Recently researchers released a peer reviewed study of Reserve, La communities near DuPont/Denka. The study, commissioned by the Concerned Citizens of St. John the Baptist Parish, and performed by Stanford University and the University Network for Human Rights found that people living closer to the plants show higher and, in some cases, epidemic levels of cancers and other diseases. That study is backed up by EPA risk estimates that the risk of cancer in zip codes where the plant is located are a hundred times the national average and the levels of one chemical substance, chloroprene, is hundreds of times more than the EPA says is safe. Governor John Bel Edwards convened the La Department of Environmental Quality and Health and Hospital to study the situation. Meanwhile, Governor Edwards has promised, Coalition Against Death Alley members for 9 months to meet with leaders of Reserve and other areas affected by chemical plants. 

In St. James Parish the Coalition Against Death Alley called on Governor Edwards to close down Mosaic’s St. James facility, long the center of controversy in Louisiana. Once owned by Jim Bob Moffett, the company has been stacking little mountains, 200 feet high, of radioactive gypsum. Denied permission to dump the gypsum in the Mississippi River in the 1980’s, the company’s disposal of the hazardous radioactive waste has taken several twists and turns. The operation settled out of court with the EPA to make changes which have not happened.  The gypsum has been moving at least one inch a day toward waterways most of 2019 without Governor Edwards’ intervention. Last week the company announced it would close down for 30 days.

Across the Mississippi River from Mosaic, CADA leaders support RISE St. James efforts to stop Formosa plastics $9.5 billion proposal to build the largest plastic facility in the world with 14 different operations in the middle of a Black community, Welcome, struggling to overcome more than 30 chemical plants already there.  The operation would release tens of millions of cancer causing and hazardous substances in the air, land and water yearly.

In New Orleans radioactive waste mysteriously was being dug up in Gertown with the knowledge of federal, state and city officials, but with no knowledge the of community leaders. Community leaders have filed suit to obtain information about the radioactive wastes. 

One thought on “New Political Group Seeks Changes to Pollution Issues

  • September 24, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    ‘Guv has no money of its own!

    LBRC- A “Certified and Tested” so- called “Gifted” Student (Trust us?) asked?

    A. Define what you mean when you say “Politico”?

    B. Why is “Politico and “Apostate Preacher” frequent “Companions” in commentary? 

    C. Is Evil and Insanity as compatible as “Sane and Righteous”? Speaking Intention? 

    We have stories, we respect “YOU”! YOU DECIDE:

    “Truth” can be as simple as a “Yes or No”! But who explains “The Full Scope” of The Universe, Beginning to End without a “Long, Long, Story”, except The 1 who knows? 

    Government, Politicos and Apostate Preachers- Again… 

    1. Government has no money of its own! Why they “Tax” you, then spend it! “You” get returns? Regan said (Pro or Con)? What do citizens fear most? Ans. “We’re here from the Government, and we’re here to help you”! Now say Hurricane Katrina! Examine how Lower 9 in NOLA, Majority Black, was used as a Poster Child to rake in Billions! Visit Lower today, 2019? Who was government, FEMA especially, proposing to help? Whose money was FEMA spending?  

    2. Codified Jim Crow “Forbade” Blacks to use certain “Public” facilities! “SCOTUS” said, 1954, theirs were “Separate and Unequal”! Where’s the “Compensation? Repair! 

    a. Government has no money of its own! Politicians spend yours! Where does it go?  Politicos don’t spend their money like they do yours!!! Huh? NOLA Councilpersons Moreno, Banks and Williams, are spending money to “Appeal” what the courts have already ruled “Corrupt” aka The “Entergy Escapade”! The people who “Fund” government said? We don’t want it!!! Politicos Moreno, Banks and Williams say? Yes you do! Who needs a Politico to tell them what’s best for ’em? Civics says? Totalitarianism!

    b. Election to office expands fixed IQ Ranges? We have and need mandatory “Public Comment” periods! Corrupted “Public Comment” doesn’t matter? The Courts said, the “Entergy” public hearing was corrupted! Who done it? Why? Purpose? Why are Politicos refusing to “Re- Do” what was corrupted? “Brain Stem” minimum? Stevie saw it! Moreno, Banks and Williams say? Don’t believe your lying eyes? Uh oh! Is ‘Dis ‘Thang on? 

    c. NOLA’s Entergy “Monopoly” had, then it appeared they didn’t, have its piece of your piece you provide in taxes! Which is more than likely the “Candidate” for Stupid? “A Fool and his money “shall” soon…? Politicos aren’t spending their money, they have yours! (btw- You are paying to be flooded? Experts at what Mayor Cantrell? Who funds or will campaigns? The aforementioned Politicos are spending your money! How much grass could you cut in Lower 9 with “Court Cost”? Apostate Preachers? Uh oh again…, “Common Knowledge”?

    3. Levites got “Alms”/ Charity! Why? They were busy with “The Things of The Most High”! Therefore, a “Tenth” of fields were allocated by the remaining 11! Somebody had to maintain The “Holy Order” and Processes aka “Decent”! In 2019, Apostate Preachers say- “Money is The Tithe”? Well…, Who feeds Monks? They own Jets and Luxurious commodities? “Comparisons and Contrast”-

    a. Initially, there were 12! Christ met them where? Ans. “Working”!!! Uh oh!

    b. Abraham was designated  “The Father” of The 12 “Tribes”, including Levites! Therefore, Levites came after “The Working” 12! Christ was “A Carpenter”, Duh? “He Worked”! Know what you’re thinking? But…, The Ministry of Christ aka “His Father’s Business” began at 30 and He was murdered at 33! Lots retire after 20 yrs.! Wasn’t Christ entitled to retire, though he didn’t (Extrapolate Imhotep)! Yeah right!…

    c. “Apostate Preachers” have theirs and more of “yours” aka money! Lots with Luxury ‘Dis and ‘Dat! Any questions? If so, ask Stevie! He told us he sees it aka “A Fool and His Money Shall Soon…”? 

    Truthfully? We’d rather run thru all 8 levels of “Dante’s Hell” with “Gasoline Dollar General Bloomers (‘Simps Luv Displaying, male/female) then to be judged a Corrupt and complicit Politico or an Apostate Preacher!!! Why? Apostates will be Judged 1st! Politicos? Don’t know when, but it doesn’t matter! Eternity is Eternity no matter where you begin! ‘Dats our story and we’re sticking to it! 

    Peace…

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