” Numerous effective companies that drive ecological oppression are likewise backers of the exact same police departments that tyrannize the extremely neighborhoods these business actors pollute,” compose the authors of a freshly released investigation by the Public Accountability Effort The report is titled “Fossil Fuel Industry Pollutes Black & Brown Communities While Propping Up Racist Policing” and it’s a damning indictment of business giants who protect their huge wealth by making use of the vulnerable.
From the report:
- Shell, among the most significant nonrenewable fuel source business on the planet and a major global emitter of carbon pollution. It is developing 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 several Black communities that deal with exceptionally high rates of pollution and cancer– mainly thought to be triggered by refining and petrochemical operations. Shell is a “ Featured Partner” of the New Orleans Cops & Justice Structure and a sponsor of the Houston Authorities Department’s Installed Patrol.
- Wells Fargo is the 2nd most significant international banker behind fossil fuels, with almost $198 billion in financing in between 2016 and2019 The scandal-ridden bank has a slew of ties to authorities foundations. It is a platinum sponsor and has two board seats with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Cops Foundation. It is also a partner and donor to the Seattle Cops Structure, a director and sponsor of the Atlanta Police Structure, and a donor to the Salt Lake City Cops Structure. When it comes to financial ties to racist practices and organizations, Wells Fargo coziness with the police is simply one example: the bank has actually been included in discriminatory loaning, propping up private prisons, and much more (for more information, examine out the ACRE’s Forego Wells campaign).
Entergy is perhaps the most effective corporate force in Louisiana, with existences on popular chambers, business associations, philanthropic organizations, and even charter school advocacy groups across the state. Entergy is a “ Included Partner” of the New Orleans Authorities and Justice Structure with top billing on the structure’s sponsors page. The resulting scandal, claim, and city council investigation triggered the Entergy New Orleans CEO to step down
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