For years Sharon Lavigne of RISE St. James has been fighting Formosa Plastics, to save her Louisiana community and protect what she loves. She’s not the only one: Diane Wilson, a lifelong shrimper in Texas and Nancy Bui, a longtime advocate from Vietnam, have also fought for years to win justice in the face of Formosa’s environmental devastation.
Formosa Plastics plans to build a $12 billion petrochemicals complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana, a predominantly Black district that is already overburdened with pollution. The new plant would increase toxic air pollution by 800 tons each year and generate 13.6 million tons of climate-destabilizing greenhouse gases annually – a greater carbon footprint than the disastrous Willow Project.
Many of you have been engaged around this fight for the last several years! We are back to update you on what’s going on with the project, and raise awareness around Formosa’s serial polluter behavior and the detrimental effects this company has caused around the globe.
Join us Thursday, September 14th at 8:00PM Central Time (9:00PM Eastern) as we take action against this large corporation and call on banks to divest, defund and denounce Formosa Plastics. Our webinar will also feature in-person activities that you can participate in no matter what part of the world you are in! Let’s get ready to uplift climate action and continue to Support Rise St. James and partners as they take on Formosa Plastics.