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The Louisiana Governor and Big Oil’s Slippery Slope

By Anne Rolfes, Founding Director


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Critical Gulf: The Vital Importance of Ending New Fossil Fuel Leases in the Gulf of Mexico

As this report was going to press, a massive storm caused unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, destroying tens of thousands of homes and killing at least 11 people. Thousands of others were forced to evacuate.


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RT.com: ‘Keep it in the ground’: Environmentalists gather in DC, demand end to oil drilling on public land

A group of more than 40 protesters gathered in front of the White House in a demonstration against the Department of the Interior, demanding that President Barack Obama end the practice of leasing public lands for fossil fuel extraction.


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I Expect More Violence from the Oil Industry

By Anne Rolfes, Founding Director


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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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