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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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Eleven States File Lawsuit Against Trump EPA for Blocking Chemical Safety Rule

Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General of New York, released this press statement announcing that New York and ten additional states are filing a law suit against the EPA for its proposed delay of the Chemical Safety Rule.

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Bayou Bridge Opponents to Louisiana State Board: Please Protect our Citizens from Renegade Security Firm

Advocacy groups sent a letter to the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners requesting that the board deny TigerSwan, LLC’s pending application to operate in the state of Louisiana based on the company’s track record of dangerous and potentially illegal behavior.

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Communities, Workers, and Scientists Seek Emergency Relief from Chemical Disasters

June 22, 2017
Contacts: Jessica Hodge,, 202-745-5201

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Media Advisory: Uptick in Accidents Numbers as Trump Plots Deregulation of Fossil Fuel Industry


For release on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909,

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Communities Along Bayou Bridge Pipeline Route Bear Brunt of Accidents

144 Petrochemical Accidents in 30 Days; Lake Charles and St. James Suffer Significant Pollution

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Media Advisory--Update: 144 Petrochemical Accidents in Four Week Span


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

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Government Auctions Gulf of Mexico as New Report Details Hundreds of Offshore Accidents in 2016

The federal government is auctioning 48 million acres of our Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, March 22nd. 

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479 Reports of Oil Industry Accidents from Offshore Drilling in 2016

Groups Call for Cancellation of Lease Auction


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