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When Chinese interests angled to build a methanol plant in Louisiana, they were helped by a pliant government and supportive business interests. What followed appears to be a case of good-ol’-boy dealing on an international scale. Meanwhile, environmental and social concerns were brushed aside, and all this despite an apparent lack of a market for the resulting methanol. In a three-part, investigative series, Al Jazeera America shines a light on the affair, examining who wins and who loses. Part one: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/26/chinas-louisiana-jindal-methanol-plant-environment-racism.html

Part two: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/28/chinese-methanol-plant-in-louisiana-cancer-alley.html

Part three: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/30/chinas-louisiana-purchase-new-orleans-own-battle-of-algiers.html