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The Acadian Advocate: Louisiana environmentalists mounting fight against proposed pipeline through Atchafalaya Basin

By Richard Burgess

Environmental groups in Louisiana are gearing up to fight a proposed 162-mile oil pipeline that would cut through the Atchafalaya Basin, a project involving the same companies building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline between North Dakota and Illinois.


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WDSU News: Some concerned about $8.5 billion natural gas plant headed to Plaquemines Parish

$8.5 billion natural gas plant to be built in Plaquemines Parish 


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What to Do About a Trump Presidency

A Message from Founding Director, Anne Rolfes


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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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