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Matagorda Island and Galveston Bay Oil Spill

Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager To our friends living near the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay and Matagorda Island: We have been tracking the oil spill response to the oil impacting your environment from ship-barge collision near Texas City in the … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call? LABB

Molly Brackin, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate The first report of flaring at Shell Norco came into the map around noon on Thursday, March 6th. Four other reports came in to the map about the same large flare over the next … Continue reading

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September 2013 iWitness Pollution Map Monthly Report

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Letters From the Field

Below is an inspirational letter written to a member of the Southeast Flood Protection Authority-East in support of their lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for their destruction of the wetlands. To show your support for the Southeast … Continue reading

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Reflection on RAM Coal Terminal Community Meeting

By Bianca Walters, Community Organizer The residents of Plaquemines Parish may be getting a new neighbor. On August 14th and 15th, community members gathered together to express their concerns and dissatisfaction of the possible building of a new coal terminal … Continue reading

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Penny Story

By Bri Batiste, Community Organizer I was lucky enough to be one of the community organizers last week working in Belle Chasse to protest the building of an additional coal plant in Plaquemines Parish. This coal plant proposal will be … Continue reading

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Formosa Plastics Should Consider Their Impact on the Surrounding Community

By Andy Zellinger, Research Analyst The residents of the Standard Heights community in Baton Rouge are working hard to get cleaner air in their neighborhood. Their neighborhood association has partnered with Louisiana Bucket Brigade – and they are doing an … Continue reading

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REI Tour of Chalmette Refinery and Valero Meraux

By Melissa Robbins, Petrochemical Accident Researcher My name’s Melissa Robbins and I am a Petrochemical Accident Research intern at the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.  I recently graduated from Tulane University with a degree in public health. On Friday morning, the refinery … Continue reading

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Welcome Gina McCarthy!

By Kellan Lyman, Member Action Associate Great news for supporters of public health: Gina McCarthy was confirmed as the new EPA administrator last Thursday with a 59-40 vote in the Senate! However, this seemingly uncontroversial and qualified nominee’s confirmation comes … Continue reading

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Comments to the EPA Science Advisory Board – Fenceline Monitoring July 16, 2013

By Anna Hrybyk, Program Director My name is Anna Hrybyk, I am a Master in Public Health and the Program Manager for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.  We work with communities who live on the fenceline of refineries and chemical plants … Continue reading

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