Contact: Velma White, Residents for Air Neutralization, 318.218.3328
Seabell Thomas, Community Empowerment for Change, 225.356.7141
Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504.452.4909
Lynne Baker, United Steelworkers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communities asked to report problems to Crisis Map
NEW ORLEANS -- Tropical Storm Lee’s projected path across southern Louisiana is a warning to all refineries and nearby residents throughout the state. Refineries’ own reports show they are vulnerable during storms of this magnitude:
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans residents are today delivering a message outside of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE): intensify oversight and prevent oil industry accidents.
NEW ORLEANS – The oil industry’s lack of preparedness for rain and storms was evident over the Labor Day weekend, as five of the state’s 17 refineries reported accidents. Four of the accidents were specifically attributed to Tropical Storm Lee.
Press Conference: The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is hosting a press conference to discuss storm-related accidents June 1, 2011 (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Community Empowerment for Change, 3776 Baton Rouge Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, 70805. Call Anna Hrybyk, (504) 312-1737, for more information.
Map of affected oil and gas infrastructure to be presented at two press opportunities:
Baton Rouge – Press conference at 10:30 a.m., steps of the Capitol Building
New Orleans – Media availability from 9:30-11 a.m., 4226 Canal Street
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