Louisianans Fight Oil Pipeline Through Cancer Alley

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Opponents of the pipeline, now that it has received the go-ahead from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, are urging the state to require the company building it to conduct an environmental impact statement for the land it traverses.

“It’s the safest and most economical way to transport crude,” said Gifford Briggs, vice president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. “People should be celebrating this project.”

Kerry Farber, a spokesman for Energy Transfer Partners said during a community meeting to discuss the pipeline in February that the project is “exactly what President Trump had in mind,” in deregulating industries to create jobs…

 

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