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Truthout: As Hurricanes Intensify, So Does Resistance to Big Oil in the Gulf

By Mike Ludwig

As a longtime environmental justice activist and resident of Port Arthur, Texas, where Hurricane Harvey recently flooded neighborhoods and several large oil refineries, Hilton Kelley has a lot on his mind.


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Oil Sheens Visible at Flooded Oil Refinery

Newly released video footage and photographs reveal the extent of the flooding in Port Arthur at the Motiva Refinery, the largest refinery in the United States, and the nearby Valero Refinery.


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Show Down Tonight: Bayou Bridge Pipeline agrees to meet with St. James residents

The St. James community action group Humanitarian Enterprising Loving People (HELP) and local elected leaders will host a critical public information meeting with Energy Transfer Partners' (ETP) regarding the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline. 


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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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