Councilwoman accuses Mayor Greg Fischer of ignoring environmental, health risks

Gina Kim and Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-JournalPublished 11:16 a.m. ET July 24, 2015 | Updated 10:44 p.m. ET July 24, 2015

Concerned about potential environmental risks and health hazards, Metro Councilwoman Mary Woolridge is urging community groups to join her in opposing two proposed biofuel plants, including one for the $58 million West Louisville Food Port.

The Food Port is slated to break ground this year at the former National Tobacco Co. factory in the Russell neighborhood and has been heralded by Mayor Greg Fischer as a transformative project for the area. Another biofuel facility is also set to be built less than two miles away in the California neighborhood on a plot bounded by 15th and 17th streets and Breckinridge and Maple streets.

Woolridge, who represents parts of western Louisville, said…

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