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Kuehn, Denying Access to Legal Representation: The Attack on the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, 4 WASH.
As an example of how the environmental justice movement protects people of color in low-income communities, sociologist Beverly Wright, founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University, describes the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic's opposition to the Shintech Corporation, supra note 3, as follows:
In another instance of government interference in clinical programs, the governor of Louisiana urged business groups to lobby the elected judges of the Louisiana Supreme Court to make the Louisiana student practice rule more restrictive in reaction to failed efforts to force the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic to drop a lawsuit against a large petrochemical company.
According to the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, company accident reports show that chemicals considered "extremely hazardous substances by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are routinely discharged, with about one million pounds of pollutants emitted in excess of permitted limits per year.
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE TULANE Environmental Law Clinic helped residents of tiny Convent, Louisiana--where 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line--block Shintech Corporation's planned $700 million polyvinyl chloride plant in their town.
It was Greenpeace, with legal help from the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, that first claimed, in April 1997, that Shintech's siting was discriminatory under a 1994 Clinton executive order (a precursor to the 1998 Title VI rule) instructing all federal agencies to be on the lookout for environmental racism.
The Shintech issue has pitted advocacy groups like Greenpeace, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic against Louisiana officials and some of the world's largest chemical companies.
The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic represented the Oakville Community Action Group and LEAN in this and other matters related to the Industrial Pipe landfill.
2010) ("More than thirty instances of interference in law school clinics have been publicized since the late 1960s"); Adam Babich, How the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Survived the Shintech Controversy and Rule )Of Revisions: Some Questions and Answers, 32 Envtl.
The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic was so effective at fighting unfair plant sitings that Louisiana's governor helped usher through a law limiting their operations.
CONTACT: Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-5670/(504)865-5789.
Still pending against the Shintech application is a legal complaint, filed by the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, charging that the state of Louisiana is in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits any agency receiving federal funds from practicing racial discrimination.