A woman stands in front of two dead trees

Sharon Lavigne, founder of RISE St. James, non-profit environmental justice organization, at her home in Welcome, St. James Parish, in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley. “We’re dying from inhaling the industries’ pollution. I feel like it’s a death sentence. Like we are getting cremated, but not getting burnt,” she said. October 16, 2023.

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