Kinder Morgan's Louisiana Coal operations

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Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:15am to 11:00am
Kinder Morgan's coal operations along the Gulf Coast and how communities are fighting back
This week on Locus Focus we continue the story of Kinder Morgan. This time we go to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, where Kinder Morgan's coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish has been wreaking havoc on the lives and health of the residents of communities in this coastal parish.. Kinder Morgan's coal operations are also impeding efforts to restore the rapidly disappearing Gulf coastline. We talk with Grace Morris, senior organizer with the Gulf Restoration Network, based in New Orleans.

Grace Morris works with people across the Gulf to challenge the coal industry's devastating impacts to coastal communities and to forward coastal restoration.

Check out photos of the Bayou Heritage Coastal Restoration Project, which has been contaminated by coal debris from Kinder Morgan's coal terminal in Plaquemines Parish.

Article by Mark Schleifstein in the New Orleans Times-Picayune about this contamination

 

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