St. James, Louisiana—a town of about 800 people—is home to 2,400 acres currently slated for development by a controversial plastics refinery. These aerial images are from scenes that I shot for a documentary crew attempting to oppose the project.

Saint James, Louisiana, population 828
Sugar can currently grows at the site where Formosa plans to build a plastics facility
To the east, St. James sits against the Mississippi River, to the south it buts against oil tanks