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Bold Case: LaBB Sues EPA

A protest is not always enough. Today, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LaBB) joined with eight other groups to file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The environmental advocates contend that the regulatory agency missed legal deadlines to review pollution risks and implement new safeguards.

Uptown Gets Keen on Green

ZomBeads to Debut Eco-Friendly Throws at MidSummer Mardi Gras

ZomBeads are rising at Midsummer Mardi Gras this year. The creators of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade’s locally sourced, sustainable parade throws will debut their 2015 line with the Krewe of OAK this Saturday evening.

Bucket Brigade Dance-A-Thon Tells Flarey Tales

by Brandon Robert

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade will hold its annual Dance-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday night (7-26) at Café Istanbul. The twelve hour dance party starts at 2 p.m. and ends 2 a.m. Sunday morning. For costumers, this year’s theme is “Flarey Tales."

St. Rose Stench Traced to Crude

by Christopher Staudinger

State investigators believe they’ve found the source of a “foul odor” that has stumped officials and sickened residents for nearly two weeks in St. Rose.  Lee Lemond, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's lead investigator for the incident, said that a certain kind of crude oil used in an asphalt production process is to blame. 

Green Scene: Earth Day Fest at Armstrong Park

by Jessica Placzek 

This weekend at Armstrong Park, the Bucket Brigade is hosting an Earth Day celebration to move towards a more eco-friendly future; one, organizers hope, with less oil industry accidents. The festival and green business expo will feature food, music, and fun facts for New Orleanians trying to stay green. 

Oil and Trouble

Bucket Brigade's Report Demands Zero Accidents from Oil Industry

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is calling all concerned residents and whisteblowers to step up to the plate for Oil Industry Accident Awareness Month. 

Green Groups Spotlight Big Oil Donations to Jindal Amid Coastal Lawsuit Saga

A coalition of environmentally minded organizations held a press conference this morning to condemn Governor Bobby Jindal's opposition to a local levee authority's lawsuit that seeks coastal restoration payments from 97 oil and gas companies. Condemnation from eco-friendly orgs is nothing new for da' Governor, but this time the groups focused on Jindal's finances. According to the coalition, Bobby J's campaigns have pocketed at least a million dollars from Big Energy since his first run at the Rouge House in 2003.

Slick Day

New Report Details Flooding, Leaks at Gulf Coast Plants During Hurricane Isaac

As the threat of hurricanes peaks for coastal folks, environmental watchdogs are pushing big oil to board up their windows and double up on batteries.

Sheen Back

LA Bucket Brigade Stomps Out the Stink in Dance-a-thon Saturday

This weekend, it's time to Stomp Out the Stink on St Claude once again.

Today in New Orleans 4.21.13

From the Treme, to Metairie, to the West Bank, New Orleanians are second linin’, parading, and pinching in the name of tradition. Over on Bayou St. John, get in touch with your inner environmentalist at Earth Day Fest. On this day in 1804, Louisiana’s last French Governor, Laussat, left New Orleans. Now, more to do this Sunday.

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