Media Advisory: Uptick in Accidents Numbers as Trump Plots Deregulation of Fossil Fuel Industry

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For release on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org

Uptick in Accidents Numbers as Trump Plots Deregulation of Fossil Fuel Industry

What and when: Telepress conference about petrochemical accidents in Louisiana, noon central time

Report summary (map, key findings, spreadsheet of reports) available at labucketbrigade.org 

Call in number: (712) 451-0200  Access Code: 435623

WHAT: Release of accident report: a summary of accidents in the petrochemical industry as reported to the National Response Center and iWitnessPollution.org from Mrch 16 – March 29, 2017

WHERE: Via phone. Dial in (712) 451-0200  Access Code: 435623. Materials will be available on www.labucketbrigade.org by 10 am CT

WHEN: NOON Central Time, Thursday, November 3rd

WHO: Renate Brown of 350.org who is a Climate Leader, having completed the training in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Geographer Dr. Ezra Boyd of DisasterMap.Net and Anne Rolfes of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade who has been following petrochemical accidents in Louisiana since 2000.

WHY: Because of the oil industry’s relentless pollution, climate change and health impacts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric found the August floods were due, in part, to the climate change that comes from burning fossil fuels (like oil). And in 2015 there were an average of 44 accidents a week: 2,307 offshore and inland accidents as reported to the federal government’s National Response Center. 

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