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“Environmental Groups Challenge Plastics Complex Permit”

“NEW ORLEANS — Conservation and community groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, challenging environmental permits for a Taiwan company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington accuses the Army Corps of Engineers of failing to disclose environmental damage and public health risks, and of failing to adequately consider environmental damage from the Formosa Plastics plant.

A caller to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ weekly radio show Wednesday asked about the project, expressing worries about the health risks. “

Janet McConnaughey reports for the Associated Press January 15, 2020.