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EPA Drops Cancer Alley Investigation (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. James Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-07-14

Duration: 00:05:18

Subjects: United States. Environmental Protection Agency | Environment | Pollution


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Lavigne, Sharon Interviewee
  • Chizewer, Debbie Interviewee


This segment from the July 14, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dropping its investigation into Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, including a look at the effects that emissions from chemical plants and refineries have on public health and the potential links to racial discrimination. She interviews Sharon Lavigne, the founder of Rise St. James, and Debbie Chizewer, an attorney for Earth Justice.