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Members of LABB and students from Xavier University survey a Baton Rouge neighborhood near ExxonMobil.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a 501(c)(3) environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries and chemical plants.

Our Vision Louisiana is a healthy, prosperous, pollution free and just state where people and the environment are valued over profit.

Our Mission The Louisiana Bucket Brigade uses grassroots action to create an informed, healthy society with a culture that holds the petrochemical industry and government accountable for the true costs of pollution.

The EPA-approved "bucket" is an easy-to-use air sampling device that people who live next to industry fenceline neighbors use to document pollution in their neighborhoods.

Our purpose is to assist fenceline neighbors in their campaigns to make industry accountable for its pollution. Though the bucket is an important part of the assistance we provide, it is only one part of a tool box that includes education, assistance with organizing, media and other types of sampling (water, soil, seafood). We use these tools to help community groups achieve their goals, be it relocation away from a polluting facility, reduced emissions or a moratorium on facility expansions. The more evidence the communities gather, the more power they have to achieve their goals.

Louisiana Bucket Brigade 10-Year Report
Download a brief version of our 10-Year Report highlighting accomplishments since 2000.

Our Funders
A list of foundations and organizations who have funded us since inception.

Our Values Statement
LABB's Values Statement clearly defines our responsibilities as an organization. All our staff and volunteers are required to sign a copy of this statement, indicating their commitment to our mission.