” Numerous effective business that drive ecological injustice are likewise backers of the same authorities departments that tyrannize the extremely neighborhoods these corporate stars contaminate,” compose the authors of a recently released examination by the Public Accountability Initiative The report is titled “Nonrenewable fuel source Industry Contaminates Black & Brown Communities While Propping Up Racist Policing” and it’s a damning indictment of business giants who protect their astronomical wealth by making use of the vulnerable.
From the report:
- Shell, among the biggest fossil fuel business on the planet and a significant international emitter of carbon pollution. It is constructing a substantial ethane cracker plant near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that some feel might start to turn Appalachia into the next “Cancer Street”– the nickname for the New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge passage of Louisiana refineries, where Shell is likewise a major polluter Cancer Street goes through a number of Black communities that face very high rates of contamination and cancer– mostly believed to be brought on by refining and petrochemical operations. Shell is a “ Included Partner” of the New Orleans Cops & Justice Foundation and a sponsor of the Houston Police Department’s Installed Patrol.
- Wells Fargo is the 2nd most significant international lender behind fossil fuels, with almost $198 billion in financing in between 2016 and2019 The scandal-ridden bank has a multitude of ties to cops foundations. It is a platinum sponsor and has two board seats with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Cops Structure. It is also a partner and donor to the Seattle Cops Structure, a director and sponsor of the Atlanta Authorities Foundation, and a donor to the Salt Lake City Cops Structure. When it comes to financial ties to racist practices and organizations, Wells Fargo comfort with the authorities is simply one example: the bank has been involved in inequitable loaning, propping up private prisons, and much more (for more info, check out the ACRE’s Forego Wells campaign).
Entergy is arguably the most effective business force in Louisiana, with presences on prominent chambers, organisation associations, humanitarian companies, and even charter school advocacy groups throughout the state. Entergy is a “ Featured Partner” of the New Orleans Police and Justice Structure with top billing on the structure’s sponsors page. The resulting scandal, suit, and city council investigation triggered the Entergy New Orleans CEO to action down
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