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Want to Take on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline? All It Takes is Five Minutes and a Printer.

The Bucket Brigade is turning to art to spread the word and inspire the struggle against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.


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Louisiana’s Troubled Petrochemical Industry: 166 Accidents in January, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      

February 22, 2017

Contact:
Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504-452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org


| Reports

January 2017 Petrochemical Accidents Update

There were 166 petrochemical accident reports in January 2017.


| News

NOLA.com: Bayou Bridge Pipeline opponents open new battlefront: worker safety

Opponents of the planned Bayou Bridge Pipeline, designed to carry crude oil 162 miles across 11 south Louisiana parishes and through the Atchafalaya Basin, have opened a new front in their battle to stop the $670 million project: worker safety. 


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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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