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Residents Demand No New Offshore Oil Leases in Gulf of Mexico

Hundreds to Rally Against March 23 Lease Sale at New Orleans Superdome

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Letter to the President Urging Action on Lease Sales

March 16, 2016

President Barack Obama 
The White House 
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20500 

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Press Release: Community Groups Intervene to Defend Air Pollution Controls on Oil Refineries

The new air standards for oil refinery emissions, released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year (despite being more than a decade overdue and not as strong as they should have been) represent a major step forward for communities that live near these refineries.

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Press Release: Environmental Justice Hero and Goldman Prize Recipient Margie Richard to Join March 23rd Gulf Drilling Lease Action at New Orleans Superdome

Local residents and citizens across the country plan to Surround the Superdome to stop tens of millions of acres of public waters from being auctioned off to fossil fuel giants

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Historic call for an end to new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico

February 3, 2016                                                                                For immediate release

Contact:   Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909

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Earthjsutice: Community and Environmental Groups Sue the EPA to Remove Refineries’ “Free Pass to Pollute” Petition and Lawsuit Urge EPA to Strengthen Protections from Cancer-Causing Air Pollution

Community and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit on Feb. 1, 2016, against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging unlawful regulatory loopholes that will expose communities to unnecessary cancer-causing pollution. 

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The Advocate: Public gets more time to comment on Vertex plant expansion

The public will get an extra 15 days to weigh in on a proposal by a Marrero oil recycling plant to increase its daily capacity by about one third, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.

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Troubled Vertex Refinery Seeks to Expand; Coalition Organizes to Stop Expansion for the Safety of Residents

(Marrero) The beleaguered Vertex refinery with a history of violations of state environmental laws is seeking to expand its production – including the release of a carcinogen that causes leukemia – in a neighborhood less than one mile from the Immaculate Conception School. The school teaches students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing tonight at the West Jefferson Medical Center to consider the permit.

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Letter to Secretary Jewell

We are writing to you today to urge you to implement the federal government’s proposed offshore drilling safety rule, including provisions for blowout preventers. The eleven lives lost during the BP Disaster are a clear and tragic example of why these rules are needed.

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"Paris and Beyond" Second Line in Solidarity with Global Climate Change Mobilization

Following the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference (COP21), New Orleanians March to City Hall on December 12th to Demand Local Action on Climate Change


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