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WDSU News: Louisiana environmental groups to protest against new drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico

By Kelsey Davis

NEW ORLEANS — Two groups wanting to put an end to new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico are pushing for people to join their cause.

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The Times-Picayune: Groups plan to 'Surround the Superdome' to stop new Gulf drilling

Environmental groups want President Barack Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico and for the industry to immediately hire 1,000 new employees to address problems with energy infrastructure.

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Historic call for an end to new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico

February 3, 2016                                                                                For immediate release

Contact:   Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909

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The Advocate: Public gets more time to comment on Vertex plant expansion

The public will get an extra 15 days to weigh in on a proposal by a Marrero oil recycling plant to increase its daily capacity by about one third, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.


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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