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water protectors assemble on the mississippi river next to the USACE New Orleans District Office

https://goo.gl/IVlASw  <--mp3 link, 24 min

Cherri Foytlin,  Bold Louisiana​ “The government has told them they cannot drill…they have said they have every intention of drilling underneath that water, you know why? They’ve got enough money to pay a fine, they don’t care, there’s no teeth, nobody’s holding them to task, you know? The only thing that’s going to hold them to task is you and me and everybody else, right?” 

OPPRC assembles downtown

https://goo.gl/lSXdsg <--mp3 20 min

"The decision on whether or not he thinks a phase 3 is needed will be on December the 1st, so the OPPRC, a coalition made of stakeholders including people who were formerly incarcerated are holding a vigil form Nov 30 to Dec 1st to rally support form the community to pressure the decision makers to not build a phase 3 facility which would cost about 55 M dollars in FEMA money, and instead renovate the 1438 bed facility which could achieve the same purpose but cost $8-9 M." 


Listen to Janet Hays of Healing Minds NOLA speak to the context for a vigil called by Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) overnight from 30 Nov to 1 Dec at Gravier Park. More information and updates can be found here

https://www.facebook.com/events/1775152932758672/

rig flaring gulf of mexico

"I moved to New Orleans to work for St Bernard Project, doing rebuild work... I've seen what a big storm of capable of doing...and how long it can take a community to rebuild...climate change is going to lead to weather events of increasing frequency and the extinction of millions of species, and the longer we take to act the worse it's going to get." 

Ben Quimby from 350 Louisiana on No New Leases talks about the upcoming rally Today at Noon at BOEM, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard.  the protest is from noon central to 4pm.  you can text "cleanenergy" to 88202 #nonewleases

 
oil and gas canal damages to wetlands in louisiana by gulf restoration network

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"They left the contamination in the soil, and they took the profits to Texas"

We're going to turn to audio from a historic hearing in the Louisiana State Legislature on the parish and state litigation against certain oil companies that have violated state coastal law. the lawsuits seek to fund the $50Billion Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan, currently short $40Billion dollars. Here's testimony from a resident of Vermillion Parish Mr Richard Broussard, on why he's working for Vermillion Parish and the state of Louisiana

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 "We are linked and one breath affects another breath, one drink affects another’s drink" - Dr. Denise Graves

Tuesday the 13th, a crowd, carrying signs, gathered to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Sarah Holtz was on the scene to gather testimonials from native people from New Orleans or passing through, as well as Mardi Gras indians in attendance. [9:55 9.5MB]

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