Louisiana Bucket Brigade

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LA PIPELINE BILL -  Under Louisiana law,  it’s illegal for anyone to trespass on major infrastructure sites like oil refineries.   A new bill was introduced this week to make the same law apply to pipelines.  It was drafted as a response to the protests that happened last year in North Dakota to halt construction of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.  The bill proposes to deter protesters from damaging oil pipelines across Louisiana – making it a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison or a $10,000 fine.    Representative Major Thibaut, Democrat from New Roads,

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PUBLIC RECORDS LAWSUIT — A judge has rejected an environmental groups' claim that Louisiana's public record law applies to a private, for-profit company building a 163-mile-long crude oil pipeline which is planned to run from Lake Charles to St. James in South Louisiana.  Opponents of the pipeline..stood outside the Baton Rouge courthouse during proceedings… Ann Rolfes a member of the Louisiana 

Peter Moskowitz

More than 120 people traveled to suburban Houston Tuesday to attend the final public hearing on new EPA rules that govern the amount of cancer-causing chemicals refineries are allowed to emit.

A busload came from Louisiana where more than 200,000 residents live within two miles of a refinery, according to Katie Moore, research analyst for the activist group Louisiana Bucket Brigade.