Subra has lived in the oil patch her whole life. When she bumps into people she grew up with or attends class reunions with her husband, Clint, she sees two sets of people in the room:
“The ones who look their age and the ones who look so old. The old-looking ones work in oil and gas or the chemical plants. You can clearly see the difference — the pallor of their skin, how shriveled.”
A strong voice in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley
Wilma Subra, a diminutive grandmother, has long challenged the corporate polluters in one of the nation’s most toxic regions.
By JULIE CART
Reporting from NEW IBERIA, LA.
Aug. 27, 2013
The above is a quote from an article about Wilma Subra who is a board member of Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project. The article has many quotes from industry people who have great respect for Wilma. During the BP spill, she advocated for worker protection when BP threatened workers will lost pay if they work protective gear. She has been on the scene at the sinkhole in Louisiana helping those residents.
Wilma has been nominated for an award and she needs your vote:
Cox and The Trust for Public Land Announce Finalists for Louisiana’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program. Voting is now open to the general public at http://coxconservesheroes.com/