Be a Citizen Monitor or take Creative Action!
This even is organized by The Louisiana Bucket Brigade.It is taking place on the morning of June 20 when you will be at Occupy NOLA/ Occupy The Stage.
On June 20, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be auctioning
off the final unleased areas in the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning
Area—just off the Louisiana coast—for exploration and drilling. This
is a huge event for the oil and gas industry. Many of these areas are
in 11,000 feet of water, twice as deep as the Deepwater Horizon,
requiring the most hazardous of drilling techniques and equipment.
Do you think the oil industry have proven to be “safe and responsible”?
With 4500 spills since the BP disaster, it’s clear that they haven’t.
These are public resources, this is a public event, and this sale will
impact us, our coast and our communities. We need to be present to
remind industry and the Dept. of the Interior that they are
accountable to the public.
The event will be from 9 am - 11 am on Wednesday, June 20th, in the
St. Charles Room of the New Orleans, Louisiana Superdome. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be present.
Even if you don’t attend the Louisiana Bucket Brigade trainings, this event is open to the public. Members of Occupy NOLA will be there with Corexit fact sheets to engage oil and gas industry officials and government officials in discussion or participate in creative actions outside..
Citizens are welcome to go as Citizen Monitors and attend the meeting (inside) with Louisiana Bucket Brigade’s newly formed “Oil Monitoring Group”. This is an opportunity to observe the proceedings, engage attendees in conversation, and take notes.
The oil industry has not proven that it can manage our resources
responsibly. Come out and hold industry and government accountable!