Urge the Army Corps of Engineers to Block the Toxic Greenfield Terminal

12,959 signed. Let’s get to 20K.
with Descendants Project and Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation

Update: On August 25th, A massive fire and chemical leak broke out at the the Marathon Oil Refinery, just a few miles from Wallace. Nearby residents were evacuated and many more were given a shelter-in-place order. The toxic disaster underscored why Wallace – one of the 11 most endangered historic places in the United States — must be protected from new industry.

The West Bank of St. John the Baptist Parish, a pristine 11-mile stretch along the Mississippi River, is a historic and cultural gem that is on the brink of irreversible damage.

This area, recently recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places due to the proposed influx of toxic industry, is home to many descendants of enslaved people from the nearby Whitney and Evergreen Plantations. Its survival as an agrarian landscape for over 300 years stands as a testament to its significance and resilience.

But now, Greenfield Louisiana LLC, a company from Denver, wants to erase this vital history by building what would be one of the world’s largest grain elevators — the Greenfield Terminal — in the heart of this historic area. This towering structure, as tall as the Louisiana Superdome, would cause serious environmental harm, potentially disturb archaeological remains and burial grounds, and become a gateway for further industrialization by the oil and gas industry. 

Born and raised in Wallace, Jo and Joy Banner founded the Descendants Project, a nonprofit working to protect the descendants of enslaved peoples' past, present, and future from petrochemical expansion.

The time to act is now. By letting this project advance, we risk losing irreplaceable cultural assets and the chance for St. John’s community to explore other sustainable economic opportunities that can bring in good jobs that don’t create so much irreversible harm. 

In partnership with the Descendants Project and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the permit for the Greenfield Terminal, and respect the rich history and culture of this region.

Your signature can make a difference. Stand with us to prevent this toxic industrial development, safeguard Louisiana’s shared heritage, and protect its future. Sign and share the petition today to show decision-makers that we won’t stand idly by and let industrial expansion steamroll our communities.

*This is the second phase of our campaign with the Descendants Project to block the Greenfield Grain Terminal. You can see the first phase of the campaign here, and learn more more about how the terminal would open the door to new, toxic industry in Cancer Alley.

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Alondra R

i dont have much i just wanna help some way..

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Jonica O

i am signing this because this is major pollution to our precious planet. i am signing in hope for help and change. most people dont care about earth…

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Christyn C

I am signing because the people of Wallace and the environment do not deserve to live in an toxic environment.

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Cyrus C

This is unacceptable and uninhabitable to sweep under the rug.

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Lyndsey J

We need to stop allowing anything of the sort from starting! We also need to shut down existing things of its kind! It's horrible! Disastrous does not…

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Hasna K

I am signing because I don't want the world to go to waste

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Jailyn M

i am signing because were killing our planet with all of these unnecessary industries. the economy wont matter when were all drowning and dying

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Daniel B

we don’t need any more pollution

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Cathy T

We have to stop thinking that destroying thingscare ok because we are humans. preservation of things is the better human behaviour.

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Petra M

Genug ist genug!!! 😭

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Brittany Z

we must clean up pur planet

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Julie M

how is it possible that certain states are allowed not to pollute by not regulating and creating standards that protect communities as well as the env…

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alex g

I care!

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Gracie F

this is toxic. it's downright disgusting

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clare e

I believe in doing all we can to save the planet, no matter how late.

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Bernadette C

i believe Earth will go on , but not humanity, not other species , Earth is taking action to get rid of the infection called HUMANS. It is up to each…

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joseph a

i want to help make a change

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Jon L

Its good for our Children

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Alexie K

i am signing for my future

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Erik F

this is an issue i care about

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Allen A

I want the world to be a better place for the people in the future

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Kathy O

Because the concern for the biohealth of the earth needs to be addressed by the bigger contributors to toxic water as well as the individuals

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Tammy D

To help save our planet

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Lindsay S

these toxics are so bad for the enviorment and even people. the toxins will most likley end up in the water and poison marine life.

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Imani K

This is our home. We need to start taking care of her, no matter how big or small the problem is. If we destroy this home: where do we go?

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