Margie Eugene-Richard, Crusader in Cancer Alley

Margie Eugene-Richard, Crusader in Cancer Alley

Margie Eugene-Richard grew up in Southern Louisiana in the area that later became known as Cancer Alley because so many people were getting sick and dying due to pollution from oil refineries. She organized her community and brought in national environmental organizations to help stand up to the major polluter, Shell Oil. After many years of struggle, Shell finally reduced their pollution agreed to relocate residents still living in the community.

Learn more about Margie Eugene-Richard in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3MaAi1Dl9c (5:46)

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