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

4,035 signed. Let’s get to 20K.
with Descendants Project and Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation
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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Karin L

this is about our future

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Aerb S

I want to.

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To protect the quality of life for all who are involved and are helpless to prevent this occurrence!!

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Susan M

i geew up in Louisiana and know how much damage the oil industry has donr to the environment and health of. its citizens. This must not continue

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Sekeeta C

time to protect our one and only Earth

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Aneta A

I love and care for this planet!!!

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Jessica H

there’s so much to protect here

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Charmaine M

we need to protect our water, lands, air, animals as this world has become too greedy and is destroying our precious ecosystem that many living creat…

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Eileen D

these toxins cannot be alliwed to do any more damage!

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Benedict John N

I am signing this petition because I want a better world for our next generstion.

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Amelia W

Louisiana’s ecosystems can’t handle any more pollution. the Descendants of people who were enslaved on the land this grainery would be built on deserv…

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Rebecca D

I care

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Leigh O

We need fewer, not more, toxic locations in the U.S.

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Evgeniya F

I love my olanet

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Linda P

it’s ecologically a critical area.

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Elaine H

Animals and their habitats are being lost

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Ad B

it is normal to protect the environment and nature

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Marisela O

Save nature

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Lucia B

it is definetely not appropriate to destroy the enviroment and make profit for the oil industry in da

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Adam L

some things that are done cannot be undone.

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Jessica L

no more cheap excuses for environmental destruction, please

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gracey g

life matters more

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Alyona M

i want to protect environment and animals

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Nina E

I want to help try and save this stunning earth for my family and for the many generations to come before it really is to late.

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steve s

It is necessary

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