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Wilma Subra, an environmental chemist and diminutive grandmother, has long challenged the corporate polluters in one of the nation's most toxic regions. She's a winner of a MacArthur 'Genius grant' working to rein in environmental degradation along Cancer Alley -- a corridor of more than 150 industrial facilities along the Mississippi, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, which produce a quarter of the nation's petrochemicals.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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