Rally set opposite due Plaquemines spark depot | NOLA.com
July 18, 2015 - storage organizer
Plaquemines and Jefferson Parish residents are being called by environmental activists to a “Coast Not Coal” event and criticism impetus Saturday (July 18) to convene and ready for a subsequent quarrel opposite a due spark trade depot in Plaquemines.
A judge’s ruling in Dec invalidated a Louisiana Department of Natural Resources assent for a argumentative RAM Terminals LLC spark trade facility. The state Office of Coastal Management requested some-more information in March from RAM Terminals LLC before reconsidering a permit.
In May, Lanier Associates Engineers of Baton Rouge, on interest of RAM, filed a report with coastal government officials, examining choice sites and suggesting because they wouldn’t work.
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RAM’s initial offer called for building a plant that would routine 6 million tons of spark annually on 600 acres on a Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove, north of Ironton. Barges and railcars would ride spark from Illinois Basin to southern Plaquemines for blending and storage before being shipped to Europe and Asia.
Gretna officials had called for rerouting such sight trade following residents’ health concerns and fears about a diminution in their skill values from unclosed spark cars rumbling by a West Bank.
The Jefferson Parish Council in Feb also asked a Department of Natural Resources to reason open hearings to teach a open on intensity environmental impacts.
Grace Morris, comparison organizer during a Gulf Restoration Network, pronounced a Department of Natural Resources has committed to reason a open conference before a group moves brazen on a assent decision.
“As we reconnect and refocus a efforts this Saturday, we’ll ready to re-engage a friends, neighbors and allies to stop a RAM spark trade depot once and for all,” Morris pronounced in a matter announcing a Saturday event.
It is scheduled for 10 a.m. during a Saint Paul Baptist Church, 133 Bradish St., Port Sulphur.