The 11-mile corridor along the Mississippi River known as “the West Bank” in St. John the Baptist Parish is an intact cultural landscape in an area otherwise oversaturated with heavy industry. A 275-foot-grain terminal has been proposed within this nationally important landscape, directly adjacent to historic Whitney and Evergreen Plantations, sites nationally renowned for their interpretation of enslaved people’s experiences.
If constructed, the proposed Greenfield Terminal could tower over historic communities and buildings, disturb archaeological remains, and dramatically harm the St. John Parish community with negative visual and environmental impacts.
Contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and ask them to deny the permit for Greenfield Terminal to ensure protection of this nationally significant place.
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