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Report: Offshore Oil Accidents 2016

With a total of 479 reports during 2016, there was more than one accident a day, or an average of nine accidents per week. These were just the accidents that were reported.


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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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Gulf Coast Bears Brunt of Renewed Federal Commitment to Fossil Fuels

Gulf Coast Bears Brunt of Renewed Federal Commitment to Fossil Fuels


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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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