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Despite reports of contaminated wildlife, states reopening waters to fishing: Oil Spill Crisis Map logging more than 1,400 reports

July 27, 2010 For Immediate Release
Despite Reports of Contaminated Wildlife,
States Reopening Waters to Fishing
Oil Spill Crisis Map logging more than 1,400 reports


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Louisiana Bucket Brigade releases bucket air sample results from oil-affected area

On July 10, 2010 a citizen sampler trained by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade took an air sample using the “bucket” while on a boat in Bay Coquette, to the west of Venice, LA. The air sample results show low levels of toluene (1.5 ppb) and chlorobenzene (2.4 ppb), both volatile organic compounds.


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Review of data reveals gaps in EPA’s Oil Spill monitoring: Agency urged to empower impacted communities to take samples

(NEW ORLEANS, La.) A new analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s BP oil spill air monitoring reveals that the EPA monitoring network, while unprecedented in its scope, has still fallen short of documenting exposure in Louisiana in the days since the oil spill.


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Health concerns abound on Oil Spill Crisis Map: More than 1,300 Gulf Coast stories logged

July 14, 2010 For Immediate
Release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909
HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUND ON OIL SPILL CRISIS MAP
More than 1,300 Gulf Coast stories logged


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LABB Founding Director Anne Rolfes testifies with the House Committee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife

This was written in response to an invitation from the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife to participate in an oversight hearing on "Our Natural Resources at Risk: The Short and Long Term Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill".


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Oil Spill Crisis Map provides public documentation of disaster: Cutting edge technology used to tell over 1,200 Gulf Coast stories

July 7, 2010 For Immediate Release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452 - 4909
OIL SPILL CRISIS MAP PROVIDES PUBLIC DOCUMENTATION OF
DISASTER
Cutting edge technology used to tell over 1,200 Gulf Coast stories


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Louisiana refineries not prepared for hurricane season: Analysis of refinery data shows 24 percent of accidents due to storms

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                            For Release on June 1, 2010
Contact:  Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452 ‐ 4909
LOUISIANA REFINERIES NOT PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON


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Louisiana refineries ill prepared for storms as hurricane season begins: Like offshore rigs, oil refineries vulnerable to accidents

(Louisiana) New analysis of data from refineries’ accident reports to the state Department of Environmental Quality reveals that 10 of the state’s largest refineries experience a high number of accidents during hurricanes and routine Louisiana storms.


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Obama urged to send swat team of federal regulators to Louisiana refineries

(New Orleans, LA) Local groups today are urging President Obama to make good on his vow to end what the President last Friday termed “cozy relationships” between the oil industry and federal regulators.


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Oil Spill Crisis Map shows impacts of oil spill: Odors from oil in New Orleans last night, fishermen along the coast out of work

For Immediate Release                                                                                          
May 7, 2010
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director (504) 452 ‐ 4909
             Mariko Toyoji, Research Associate: (504) 484 ‐ 3433


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