For release on November 22, 2014
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504.452.4909
WHO: General Russell Honoré and his GreenARMY, Exxon’s neighbors in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade
WHEN: Saturday, November 22nd, 10 am
WHERE: Allen Chapel AME Church, 6175 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA
WHAT: A breakfast, led by General Russell Honoré of the GreenARMY, will include a review of Exxon’s accident numbers for 2013, the most recent year the information is available. The breakfast will also include awards for local residents who have stood up to Exxon as well as a speech by the General.
WHY: November is Oil Pollution Awareness Month (OPAM) - a series of events in cities around Louisiana to highlight the economic, health, and environmental impacts of oil pollution in Louisiana. Mayor Kip Holden has officially proclaimed the month in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana has a serious pollution problem; there are an average of 6 refinery accidents per week and thousands more every year in the Gulf of Mexico. These accidents have serious consequences for our air, water, and health, especially for residents of Baton Rouge.