Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Xavier University of Louisiana
CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Wright, 504.304.3324 or Mary I. Williams 504.304.3321.
After years of struggle for relocation away from Shell facilities, Concerned Citizens of Norco has achieved an environmental justice victory. The group is organized by African American families living in the Diamond Community of Norco, Louisiana. On June 9, 2002, Concerned Citizens of Norco and Shell announced to the Diamond Community the "Diamond Options Program" that allows residents to relocate away from Shell facilities.
Environmental Justice: A Discussion with Emelda J. West
Environmental Justice activist Emelda J. West, of Convent, Louisiana is featured in the National Civil Rights Museum's new exhibits "Exploring the Legacy."