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| News Suits ask governor's office, sheriff's pipeline records

A human rights law firm has sued the Louisiana governor's office and a sheriff's office to get records involving a crude oil pipeline proposed to cross the Atchafalaya (uh-CHAF-uh-LY-uh) Basin.

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The Advocate: Bayou Bridge pipeline receives Corps, DEQ permits, closing in on construction start

The Bayou Bridge pipeline, a controversial crude oil line proposed through the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, cleared key permitting thresholds Thursday and is closing in on a construction start.

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Louisiana Bucket Brigade v. Office of the Governor: Petition for Writ and Exhibitions

Louisiana Bucket Brigade v. Office of the Governor

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Governor’s Office Target of Lawsuit Over Public Records Request for Documents About Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909,
Jen Nessel, CCR, (212) 614-6449,


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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