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Louisiana: A Case Study - Shared screen with speaker view
Will DeJean
15:15
Ain't no ham like Birmingham.
David Ivy-Taylor
17:24
Codeword is “NAVY”
Spanish Interpreter | William (he,him,él)
17:37
Please be mindful of your speaking speed for interpreting and accessibility purposes
Will DeJean
22:39
Is there anything in the air regs akin to TMDL in water law?
Kenneth Orie
25:09
Anne Rolfes, Many thanks to you and your organization for your great work over the years to protect the environmental health of communities.
David Ivy-Taylor
27:32
Ms. Sharon is going to try and join by phone
Mike Murphy
31:52
Anne, Lisa, and Corinne, y'all are my sheroes! Do you have any thoughts on how the struggle and your strategies in LA may change as the oil and gas industry accelerates its decline?
Kenneth Orie
33:13
Corrine: Thanks for your talk. How do we access info on your talk?
Daria Diaz
33:38
Does have to consider the Louisiana Climate Change Initiatives goals of reducing and eliminating GHG emissions when making its air permitting decisions?
Ka'sha Bernard
33:49
Q: When fighting facilities like these, is there any advantage to tackling local, state, or federal permits first if strapped for resources?
David Ivy-Taylor
34:25
Alexander Original Merits Brief:https://app.box.com/s/z322o9h0pul9jcw6ox2qxpcunzxas9lxAlexander petition:https://app.box.com/s/hrtfzg33trmygxzby3572sac6h38f8sfRISE St. James Brief:https://app.box.com/s/3qqqhefn1u8lwr0cfosd7fktifjgspt1RISE petition:https://app.box.com/s/g7473qyuw4vcpc972099w7tkocds7i3m
Will DeJean
36:50
I was a special ed teacher before going to law school. It's good training for being a lawyer!
Mike Brown (he/him)
38:58
Here's RISE St. James, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Healthy Gulf and other petitioners' opening brief, for those interested in the claims: https://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/petitioners-brief-formosa-air-permit-appeal.pdf
Mike Brown (he/him)
39:27
(air permit claims)
Jerald Crawford
41:12
Resend poll
Kenneth Orie
47:01
To all the panelists: The legal fights seem to be about procedural issues or appropriateness of permits. These fights are valuable and commendable. But substantively it does not appear that the courts have been persuaded by any evidence linking existing permitted sources of chemical pollution to health issues such as cancer in the Cancer Alley. So even if new permits are not issued, the polluting status quo causing health problems remains. Your thoughts please?
Will DeJean
50:13
Formosa is notorious worldwide.
Renate Heurich
55:42
The Governor’s Climate Task Force his heavily promoting Carbon Capture and Storage, which is basically an excuse to keep emitting more CO2 and not rein in emissions from industry
Julie Denslow
56:06
Did St. James Parish approve an Industrial Tax Exemption (ITEP) for this project? Loss of tax revenues to the parish is another angle to press.
Renate Heurich
59:46
A $1.5 billion tax exception was approved by Gov. Edwards right before his executive order giving parishes a voice in ITEP went into effect
Adrienne Katner
01:00:19
In the opinion of the lawyers here, if we push for a state law requiring that all EJ Analyses to be based on assessments of cumulative impacts from all pollutants and all facilities would that address many of the fenceline community issues we see in LA today?
Kenneth Orie
01:00:28
Corrine: Is St. James Parish a non-attainment area for PM2.5 now? Without such designation, would the court buy the argument that there is no more room for PM2.5 emission in the area?
Will DeJean
01:03:56
Ironically, you might gain allies in your fight if you can ID some toxics currently being released by neighboring plants and point out that the existing plant may have to lower its releases to accommodate Formosa's new emissions.
Corinne Van Dalen - Earthjustice
01:05:01
St. James Parish is not considered to be a non-attainment area for any pollutant, though modeling has shown NAAQS violations for PM2.5 for many years. The state has not put up any monitors to show what the modeling shows.
Adrienne Katner
01:05:41
Corrine: Where is that modeling- is that in the permits?
Corinne Van Dalen - Earthjustice
01:08:45
The modeling is done by the applicant when the emissions are high enough to trigger a full analysis. For St. James Parish, there is modeling available from Formosa and before that Nucor. No other applicant has had to do full modeling.
Kenneth Orie
01:11:44
Corrine: Is Formosa modeling info a public record? Or does one has to use the FOIA to obtain it? Concerning for an industry to essentially police itself.
Corinne Van Dalen - Earthjustice
01:12:57
The modeling is public. The air quality analyses are on the LDEQ database and easy to find and download. The underlying modeling inputs and files are also available but you would have to ask for them through a public records request.
David Ivy-Taylor
01:15:11
Alexander Original Merits Brief:https://app.box.com/s/z322o9h0pul9jcw6ox2qxpcunzxas9lxAlexander petition:https://app.box.com/s/hrtfzg33trmygxzby3572sac6h38f8sfRISE St. James Brief:https://app.box.com/s/3qqqhefn1u8lwr0cfosd7fktifjgspt1RISE petition:https://app.box.com/s/g7473qyuw4vcpc972099w7tkocds7i3m
Kenneth Orie
01:26:38
Sharon: What is the position of your state rep and senator in the state legislator on the FORMOSA issues?
Kenneth Orie
01:30:45
Thanks everyone, especially the panelists.
Blair (they/she)
01:31:01
Thank you all so much!
Stephanie Morris
01:31:05
thanks!!
Julie Denslow
01:31:13
thanks for a great discussion..many insights