Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

Listening Session Comment on EO 13650: Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Listening Session Public Comment Executive Order #13650:  Improving Chemical Safety and Security My name is Molly Brackin, and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. I have been with the … Continue reading

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Marcia Oursler, Petrochemical Accident Researcher: Comment on EO 13650

By Marcia Oursler, Petrochemical Accident Researcher Listening Session Public Comment Executive Order #13650:  Improving Chemical Safety and Security My name is Marcia Oursler and I have been with Louisiana Bucket Brigade since August 2013. While many community members are aware … Continue reading

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Public Comment on EO 13650: Improving Chemical Safety & Security

 By Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager Listening Session Public Comment Executive Order #13650:  Improving Chemical Safety and Security Thank you for the opportunity to comment.  My name is Anna Hrybyk and I have been the Program Manager at the Louisiana Bucket … Continue reading

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Why Supporting Emergency Response is Important

By Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager Why should you donate?  Because arming people with tools to document pollution builds our strength to hold polluters accountable. Louisiana refineries average 6 accidents per week. Day in and day out we see industry claim that … Continue reading

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Emergency Response Team Methods

LABB Emergency Response Team Methods The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a group of trained personnel who go door to door in communities impacted by chemical accidents and emergencies throughout Louisiana. LABB’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) was formed with guidance … Continue reading

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My Reaction to the LDEQ Settlement with ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Complex

By Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager Last Friday, LDEQ finally hit Exxon Baton Rouge in its pocketbooks, though this settlement hardly even comes close to a slap on the wrist.  The $2.4 million settlement covers violations going back to 2004 and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Hurricane Isaac: Gulf Coast Coal & Petrochemical Facilities Still Not Storm Ready

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