Speaking of Backyards: Environmental Justice on the Lam

Really? Oil waste is exempt from federal hazardous waste laws even when it contains the same contaminants that would otherwise be highly regulated?

“You elect officials to protect you and you put laws in place to protect not only individuals but communities. I guess we fell through the cracks,” says one nearby resident, who reportedly has kidney cancer.

Grand Bois neighbors say oil waste site in backyard causing cancer | wwltv.com New Orleans.

We have to ask why this is happening in Louisiana. Kudos to the WWLTV reporter who reported the story.

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