At a Glance
Inclusive Louisiana, Mount Triumph Baptist Church, and RISE St. James filed suit in federal district court in New Orleans against St. James Parish.
- Pamela Spees
- Astha Sharma Pokharel
- Sadaf Doost
- Baher Azmy
Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
Mount Triumph Baptist Church
Inclusive Louisiana, Mount Triumph Baptist Church, and RISE St. James brought this action against St. James Parish for its decades of environmental racism and discriminatory siting of industrial facilities in predominantly Black communities in the Parish. The lawsuit seeks a moratorium on all new sitings of industrial facilities and expansions of existing facilities, protection of unmarked cemeteries of people once enslaved in the Parish, and a court-monitored process involving directly-affected communities to help assess remediation and guide tranformation.