International human rights body presses U.S. on Louisiana’s 'Cancer Alley'

August 15, 2022

...“When we came here, we had hope,” said St. James resident Barbara Washington, a co-director of Inclusive Louisiana. “When we look at how they heard our cries and our pleas, we are confident that we will get something done.”

The groups traveled to Switzerland to call for a moratorium on industrial expansion with the help of the national legal nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, who also submitted a report to the UN on their behalf. Vincent Warren, the executive director of the nonprofit, said they plan to continue the conversation with government officials when they return to the country. ...

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August 15, 2022