Dear RCC Supporter,
Formosa Plastics is at it again. The petrochemical behemoth has once again targeted the St. James Parish in Louisiana to build a multi-billion dollar plastics plant. The St. James Parish, located in the heart of Cancer Alley, has already once defeated Formosa Plastics from further overburdening their community. Let’s help them do it again. Join the Rachel Carson Council and Rise St. James tomorrow January 12 at noon in front of the White House to demand justice for all victims of Formosa Plastics.
The rally in front of the White House will expose how Formosa Plastics is responsible for severely violating environmental justice, health, and human rights issues at home in Texas and Louisiana—and abroad in Vietnam. After the rally, a petition will be hand-delivered to the White House, calling on President Biden to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits for a proposed Formosa Plastics facility in St. James, Louisiana. The estimated $12 billion facility would roughly double toxic air emissions in St. James Parish and disturb unmarked burial sites for formerly enslaved people, degrade wetlands, and deepen the plastic pollution crisis.
WHEN: Friday, January 12 at 11:00AM EST
WHERE: White House Sidewalk, along Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
LINK TO ACTION: https://bit.ly/formosa-plastics-rally
LINK TO LIVESTREAM: https://youtube.com/live/3JSY-VRaUxM?feature=share