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On the frontlines in a 'Cancer Alley,' Black women inspired by faith are powering the environmental justice movement

Religious belief has been central to the movement since its start. Sharon Lavigne, a 70-year-old grandmother in Louisiana taking on the plastics industry, is hailed as “a modern-day prophet.”

Louisiana grandmother fighting pollution in 'cancer alley' wins Goldman Prize
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Louisiana grandmother fighting pollution in 'cancer alley' wins Goldman Prize

Sharon Lavigne is going head-to-head with multi-billion dollar chemical plants in her longtime home of St. James Parish. 
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