Fossil Fuel Divestment
Fight Against Industry-Generated Misinformation
| Recording/Webinar | All Ages
Since 2010, petrochemical industries have used false/misleading messages developed for a “debunk Cancer Alley Myth” campaign to deny and downplay health risks, avoid environmental regulation, and influence public opinion. This session will provide specific examples showing how continued promotion and use of the industry-generated misinformation by facility spokespersons, elected representatives, and government health and environmental officials exacerbate health and economic disparities. Affected Cancer Alley residents will give personal accounts of the resulting range of devastating health impacts. Presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion and session participants will be invited to join a new initiative employing evidence-based practices designed to neutralize industry-generated disinformation and promote meaningful progress on Environmental Justice and climate change.