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Stakeholders Descend on Shell Shareholder Meeting with New Information re 90,000 Gallon Spill

Also Show Support for La Governor’s Plan for Oil Industry to Pay to Rebuild Coast


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Shell Oil Accident Shows Why New Gulf Drilling Must End Nearly 90,000 Gallons Spew into Gulf of Mexico

An accident at an underwater pipe system connecting four oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico created a miles long oil slick in Gulf waters on Thursday.


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Yes Magazine: Only Six Years After BP Oil Disaster, Gulf Coast Is Faced With New Drilling

Still recovering from the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf Coast activists battle the threat of new offshore oil wells.


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House Bill 469 Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: HB 469 re fenceline monitoring, Representative Patrick Connick, Marrero


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Community Interview: Wanda Weber

Chemical Odor in St. Rose

On June 13th in response to calls about a chemical odor, the Bucket Brigade deployed its Emergency Response Team to talk to the St. Rose community and take health surveys. Over 80% of residents interviewed by the Bucket Brigade reported health effects from vomiting to diarrhea. 

The neighboring industrial facilities - Shell and IMTT - as well as the spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Quality stated that "we have found no levels [of air pollution] that are harmful to human health."

Despite these statements, community reports indicate that odors are a chronic problem in St. Rose and a process is not in place to adequately protect the health and safety of the fencline communities.

Wanda Weber "Stands Up"

Wanda Weber has been living in St. Rose her entire life. She's currently on oxygen, and when the odors intensified, she struggled to breathe. Her children had to rescue her from her home.

Watch this video to hear her story, her struggle, but most importantly, her reason for "standing up."

 

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