November 7, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504.452.4909
Screenings on Oil Industry Pollution Come to Lafayette's ArtWalk
Event is Part of Oil Pollution Awareness Month
WHO: DPS Media, St. Rose Community One Voice, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the GreenARMY
WHEN: Saturday, November 8th, First Screening: 6:30 pm, Second Screening: 8:30 pm
WHERE: Artmosphere, 902 Johnston St, Lafayette across from Borden’s Ice Cream
WHAT: The Second Saturday ArtWalk will feature video screenings of short films that capture both the struggle that Louisiana communities have with oil pollution as well as the hard work of groups like the GreenARMY that are fighting for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. This screening in Lafayette is especially significant given the industry’s prominence in Lafayette.
WHY: November is Oil Pollution Awareness Month (OPAM) - a series of events in several cities around the state to highlight the economic, health, and environmental impacts of oil pollution in Louisiana.
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. As a business center for the oil industry, Lafayette gets the economic benefit of the industry but not the pollution.