4 Formosa Case Study Spotlights Plastics Industry's 'Staggering' Global Devastation

October 8, 2021
Common Dreams

..."We may never be able to fully measure the magnitude and scale of the harm done by Formosa around the world—both in terms of the damage it has wrought to the environment as well as basic human rights," Pam Spees, an international human rights attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, said in a statement. "This report is an important contribution to that accounting."

Referring to last year's Hurricane Laura and the more recent Hurricane Ida, Spees called the report "another wake-up call to officials in Louisiana, reeling from double disasters of historic storms that have wreaked havoc on the petrochemical infrastructure in the state, to walk away from a company one U.S. court has already found to be 'serial offender' before it's too late." ...

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October 10, 2021