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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could bolster its reviews of energy infrastructure with deeper community engagement and a broader analysis of how those projects affect people who have historically borne the brunt of pollution and energy infrastructure, panelists said at the agency’s first-ever environmental justice roundtable this week.
“We’re here because we want you to see us,” Roishetta Ozane, director and CEO of the Vessel Project of Louisiana, said during the March 29 roundtable. “We want you to feel our emotion and feel our pain.”
There are more than 12 petrochemical facilities where Ozane lives in southwest Louisiana, she said.