Louisiana has had enough and has been marching to Baton Rouge all week to convene at the Governor’s Mansion with Troubled Water on June 28th at noon! Join us and follow Captain Planet on Twitter!
WE WILL FLOOD INTO BATON ROUGE ON JUNE 28th @12PM, CARRYING WATER FROM AFFECTED AREAS – GULF, ST. TAMMANY, BAYOU CORNE, AND MORE – TO THE DOOR STEP OF THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION.
We, the people of Louisiana, are fed up with politics that threaten the well-being and livelihoods of our families. A **march will begin on June 21st** from Grand Isle, Louisiana, and arrive for a **rally at the Governor’s Mansion on June 28th.**
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO JOIN US AS THEY CAN ALONG THE ROUTE, AND TO BRING YOUR WATER (BY WHATEVER MEANS POSSIBLE) TO THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION AS WE ARRIVE ON JUNE 28TH.
On June 6th, against the advice of 79 legal scholars and the State Attorney General, Governor Bobby Jindal signed SB469, killing the SLFPA-E lawsuit and letting BP and Big Oil off the hook for billions of dollars of environmental degradation to our wetlands – our buffer against life stealing hurricanes.
For more information, please read: http://cenlamar.com/2014/06/06/if-you-care-about-louisiana-this-should-make-you-livid/
Our coast is eroding at frightening rate, threatening millions of coastal families and communities; tar balls continue to wash up on our beaches; fracking threatens the pristine drinking water of St. Tammany Parish; Bayou Corne is paradise lost; and the list goes on and on…
Symbolically we will bring the same water that sickens our children, invades our homes, and claims our livelihoods and property, to the Governor himself as we proclaim in one voice, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
This is a people led movement. Those who bring water will be allowed to speak if they wish – to tell their stories to the press and to each other, as we begin a new day in Louisiana politics. One that is truly, by the people, for the people, and in protection of the people and generations yet to come.
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Jenna DeBoisblanc, one of the marchers, said in a press release, “Governor Jindal has dumped on the people of Louisiana by signing this bill into law. We’re going to return the favor with Flood into Baton Rouge.”
The bill in question was a priority of the Jindal administration this legislative session. It limits the ability of a local levee board (SLFPA-E) to bring legal action against certain parties. SFLPA-E had filed lawsuits against about 100 oil and gas companies for the channels they dredged to lay and access energy infrastructure. Last week, the local levee board that filed the suit took a vote to kill the suit, but did not have enough votes to throw it out.
The marchers write in a press release, “The controversial bill not only exempts oil and gas companies from liability for decades of non-compliance with state law and permits governing wetlands restoration, but also jeopardizes billions of dollars in state and coastal parish claims pending against BP from the 2010 Macando well explosion.”