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PPH - Louisiana is the trading floor for international commodities markets, hear from Micael Esealuka & Scott Eustis of Healthy Gulf
Hosts talk with Michael Esealuka & Scott Eustis of Healthy Gulf about the petrochemical industry in Louisiana. In general people don't see petrochemicals as fueling the climate crisis, but petrochemicals account for 12% of global demand for oil & gas.
LA is not really an energy state. We're the trading floor for international commodities markets - whether its oil, chemical ammonia fertilizer, plastics, or methanol - our land, water, air and lungs are considered the trading floor so that international companies can move this stuff around the world.
Learn more about pollution in your neighborhood.
Check out the EPA's NATA Map. NATA stands for National Air Toxics Assessment and it is an assessment of air toxins, pollution and cancer risk across the USA.
When you go to the NATA map on the EPA website you instantly see Louisiana, not just Cancer or Death Alley, as having disproportionately high cancer risk (we're the 80th percentile and above) because of the chemical pollutants.
Healthy Gulf has been answering questions about pollution in Louisiana for a long time.
Tune into this weeks PPH to join us for a conversation with Healthy Gulf about:
The short answer to these questions...
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