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Court asked to stop work at Formosa Plastics' Louisiana site

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 12:14:55-04

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Opponents of a Taiwan-based company's plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex have asked a federal judge to stop work at the site in Louisiana.

The 55-page request says planned construction will damage nearby wetlands, increase the likelihood of offsite flooding and desecrate graves of enslaved people.

National and New Orleans-area environmental and community groups filed the request Tuesday in Washington, where they sued the Army Corps of Engineers for approving wetlands permits for the project.

The Corps says it cannot comment about pending litigation. Formosa

Plastics Group member FG LA LLC says it is working on a comment. It describes current work as "preconstruction."

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