(October 30, 2001, New Sarpy) The New Sarpy Concerned Citizens today blasted the troubled Orion refinery for again violating the state air standard for benzene, a known carcinogen, by more than 29 times. "We took an air sample and detected benzene at 110 parts per billion.
(Norco, LA) African-American neighbors of the troubled Shell Chemical plant are reeling today in the wake of news that a terrorist threat was made in their community only two days after the tragic World Trade Center attacks.
(Norco, LA) African-American neighbors of the troubled Shell Chemical plant in Norco, LA, are raising concerns about the safety of their entire neighborhood in the wake of news that such facilities may be targets of terrorists.
WHAT: The troubled Orion Refinery will tomorrow receive a stunning blow from the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy, a notice of intent to sue the accident-prone facility within 60 days if Orion does not resolve the community's concerns.
(Norco, La.) The African American residents of Norco blasted Shell today for buying property that surrounds their neighborhood at the same time that the corporation refuses to buy their residential property for a fair price.
What: Families in Norco's African American neighborhood - known as Diamond - will stage a stormy press conference and protest beside property recently purchased by Shell Oil. A sign stating the community's resistance will be posted.
(New Sarpy, July 3, 2001) An EPA committee established to review recent Bush energy initiatives heard testimony from New Sarpy resident Major Mackie on Friday, as Mr. Mackie traveled to Washington D.C. as part of a delegation of refinery neighbors.
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