Petition

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

15,069 signatures. Let’s get to 20K

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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Bob T

I CARE!

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Ingrid B

I'm concerned for the health of our planet

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Dawn S

It’s time to STOP THIS INSANITY!

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Rafael A

Rafael Abadia

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Linda G

this has to be blocked,the world is in so much danger now

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Karol L

why? It is damaging to our air, water, and soil, and all the people in plants on this earth. It Hass to go.

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Betty W

I care.

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sarah F

that looks horrible and toxic illegal damaging for the atmosphere and human creatures health

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Ti’ahja J

I’m signing because I want to save the little life of humanity we have because those people deserve the chance to live a good lifestyle and be happy.…

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Aimee E

i want this put to an end and my children live a better life fpr it

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Vance R

New orders.. time now.. stop what you're doing.. give a hoot and don't pollute. Stop polluting!

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Destiny B

i care about our environment and the effects of climate change

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arthur r

We must cease the dependan ce on fossel fuels.

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Hiasmyn M

I am signing because i do not support any construction, building or business that does not care about the damage it will cause to the environment. The…

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Kelley H

Because I don't want anyone to die!! Help save our Planet!!!!

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Kay G

to save the earth

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Lucie K

I sign.

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Jordan B

I live on planet earth currently!!!

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kourtney k

kinda obvious eyy

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Nathan B

i have a lung disease as a direct result of air pollution. it needs to stop

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Rev Margaret R

Block the Toxic Greenfield Terminal. It's destroying so much of our environment.

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Joan M

the needs of the people and safety of the environment is not second to industry profit

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Kathy D

I care about life & the quality of it. Praise God🙌🙏&to hopefully stop this toxic terminal from affecting the people. Thank you, Sincerely, Kathy Dav…

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Sarah G

The further destruction of our planet and our history needs to stop.

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Jean M

STOP THE PRODUCTION OF ALL PLASTICS!!!!

4 months ago
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