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Battle lines drawn in Jefferson Parish over new rules for chemical plants, industry

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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When Jefferson Parish Council member Deano Bonano took office five years ago, he promised to tackle heavy industry, which many believed to be a source of the foul odors that sometimes waft through the West Bank and across the Mississippi River to Harahan and River Ridge. The resulting revamp of industrial zoning — the first attempt to alter the rules since they were put on the books in the 1950s — falls short of preventing more of those companies from moving in or current ones from expanding. But it adds...

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