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Louisiana Pipelines Falling Apart = 144 Accidents in 2016

Corrosion and Leaks the Cause of Nearly Half of All Accidents


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Free Speech Radio News: Opponents of planned Louisiana pipeline document 144 pipeline accidents in 2016

A new pipeline battle is shaping up in the United States – this time in Louisiana.


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Time: Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson Love Oil and It Really Hurts the Working Class

The fossil-fuel industry creates too few jobs and too much lethal pollution


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Colorlines: New Report Cites 144 Total Pipeline Accidents in Louisiana Last Year

The state is currently trying to push through a new pipeline, which is being built by the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.


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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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