We’ve launched a campaign with The Descendants Project, a local group in one of the most toxically polluted places in the United States: Cancer Alley. Cancer Alley — an 85-mile corridor along the Mississippi River — is home to about 45,000 residents. Due to a massive concentration of industrial plants, the risk of developing cancer from air pollution is up to 50 times higher than the rest of the country. The Descendants Project, is an organization based in Wallace, Louisiana, that advocates for the descendants of enslaved people. They’re fighting to prevent the petrochemical industry from building more facilities in their parish — an overwhelmingly black community that sits in the heart of Cancer Alley.
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