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St. James Parish is our home.

We need to protect it for generations to come.

That starts with stopping one of the biggest and most toxic chemical plants on the planet, Formosa Plastics.

Its products are getting banned from many countries, including its own. Why should we allow it to build in our backyard, when they’re just going to take the profits overseas while we’re stuck with the consequences?

We’re coming together as a community to tell the Parish Council: NO FORMOSA.

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St. James Parish Families Oppose Formosa

Gail LeBoeuf
“Why should we let Formosa build on our land, when they’re just going to take the profits back to Taiwan while we’re stuck with the consequences? And now we’re giving them tax breaks? That’s not right.”
Gail LeBoeuf
Gonzales, LA
Ja’von Harris
“I have asthma, and there are certain times of the day that I can’t even be outside of my own house because the air gets so bad here. I need Formosa to stay out of my town because I want to be able to breathe.”
Ja’von Harris
12th grader in St. James, LA
Craig Perque2
“Formosa was banned in its own country because it’s so toxic. Now they want to come here? I don’t think so.”
Craig Perque
Vacherie, LA

The facts are clear: Formosa Plastics is a bad deal for St. James Parish families.

Too many of our loved ones are getting sick from cancer-causing plants. And now the Parish Council is considering Formosa Plastics, which would be bigger and more toxic.

Its products are getting banned from many countries, including its own. And Formosa Plastics failed to disclose to the Parish Council key facts throughout its land use application process to win approval.

Louisiana should be investing in smarter, healthier long-term industries. Not a company that’ll take its profits overseas and leave us with the consequences. Not an industry with a limited shelf-life. Not an industry that would be a death sentence for those of us in and around St. James Parish. 

We’re coming together as concerned residents because we know we need to look out for one another. And we need to stop Formosa Plastics.

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