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Hurricane Katrina, Brought to You by Big Oil

This week marks the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


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The Guardian: Obama's Offshore Drilling Puts Whales and Dolphins in Peril, Groups Warn

Environmental groups warn president’s climate legacy could be at risk over research showing areas cleared for oil and gas extraction contain marine life


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Think Progress: Four Arrested In Protest, But Feds Continue With Plan To Sell The Gulf To Oil Interests

Another 138,000 acres off Louisiana’s coasts will be explored for oil.


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Democracy Now!: Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. 


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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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