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UIS students raise awareness about the proposed liquid carbon dioxide pipeline

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My name is Francesca Butler. I am a member of the Environmental Justice Task Force of the Faith Union for the Common Interest. I am deeply concerned about our community and environment.

I am currently a graduate student with a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Illinois at Springfield, so I am particularly interested in this purpose. My passion for the environment was not a coincidence. Instead, it was caused by growing up near a heavily polluted town in Metro East near St. Louis. My grandmother and father, like many other members of my family, have health problems that can be primarily due to the dangerous environmental conditions caused by the fossil fuel industry. I refuse to be lazy while another industry is once again threatening my community, Springfield. Springfield has been called home for the past six years.