No More Schools on Toxic Dumps!

Do you want to see another school built on a toxic dump in New Orleans?  Do you want school students, teachers, and staff suffer health problems from toxic exposures?  Will you be silent as the Recovery School District (RSD) announces next steps in its plan that would repeat the tragic history of the Moton Elementary School built on the Agriculture Street Dump/Superfund Site?  

You are needed at an important meeting that takes place today at 6:00 pm — see details below.

No More Schools on Toxic Dumps!
Justice for Marrero Commons Residents Living on Top of the Clio Street/Silver City Dump!
Safe & Effective Cleanup of the Clio Street/Silver City Dump!

When:  Today (Tuesday, September 9) at 6:00 pm

Where:  Pure Light Baptist Church, 3944 Martin Luther King Blvd. near S. Broad St.

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No More Schools on Toxic Dumps Press Conference

  • Tuesday,September 9 at 12:30 pm
  • 1201 South Roman Street in front of the Booker T. Washington School property and former site of the Clio Street/Silver City Dump

The RSD is moving forward with a plan to close the Walter L. Cohen School building and relocate the students, teachers, and staff to a new school it plans to build on the site of the Booker T. Washington High School, which is on a portion of the old Clio Street/Silver City Dump. The RSD plan would repeat the tragic history of Moton School that was built on the Agriculture Street Dump/Superfund Site. At 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 9, the RSD has scheduled a meeting to announce next steps in its plan. The RSD meeting at the Pure Light Baptist Church, 3944 Martin Luther King Blvd. near S. Broad St., is open to the public.

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Flood into Baton Rouge Rally was the capstone of a 150 mile march from Grand Isle to the Governor’s Mansion. Marchers carried water from the Gulf to call attention to Jindal’s decision to sign SB469.

At the rally, marchers joined people from all around Louisiana as they poured their ‘troubled water’ on Governor Jindal’s lawn!

Governor Jindal signed SB469, bailing out BP and Big Oil for billions of dollars of environmental degradation. WE’VE HAD ENOUGH of politics that place industry ahead of people and communities!!
Join us on a march that begins in Grand Isle as we carry water from the Gulf to the doorstep of the double-dealers in Baton Rouge. On the 28th, we will rally in front of the Governor’s Mansion!! Join us!https://www.facebook.com/events/723032224409009/

Governor Jindal signed SB469, bailing out BP and Big Oil for billions of dollars of environmental degradation. WE’VE HAD ENOUGH of politics that place industry ahead of people and communities!!


Join us on a march that begins in Grand Isle as we carry water from the Gulf to the doorstep of the double-dealers in Baton Rouge. On the 28th, we will rally in front of the Governor’s Mansion!! Join us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/723032224409009/

Opponents said they feel the controversial drilling practice will contaminate their water supply, damage the environment and decrease their property values.

They took a stand by taking a ride from Covingtion to Abita Springs and back again.

Saturday on the Northshore, dozens of people took park in Frackstock, a bike ride and rally to show support for a frack-free St. Tammany Parish.

Watch this Google Earth flyby footage put together by Walter Williams. These recent satellite images demonstrate the destruction caused by oil and gas canals dredged through coastal wetlands!