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I must say I was a bit disturbed last Friday when I read an article published in The Advocate titled Democrats in Congress want permits for big La. Plastics plant revoked.
But what I can say, unequivocally, is that the notion of industrial production creating a “cancer alley” in Louisiana is false.
The Baton Rouge Republican said the president’s use of the term, rooted in longstanding concerns about toxic air pollution in the industrial corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, was an insult against Louisiana.
At this pivotal moment in history, we in Louisiana should be doing all that we can to support companies wanting to stay in and invest in Louisiana. Major companies like Exxon-Mobil, Marathon Oil and Folgers Coffee to name a few are trying to do just this.
Shintech Louisiana LLC plans to invest another $1.3 billion to expand its manufacturing sites in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes.