WHAT: Louisiana Water Festival
WHEN: Sat March 8 from 1:00 to 3:00p
WHERE: State Capitol in Baton Rouge
WHO: The Louisiana GreenARMY led by Lt Gen Russel Honore
The GreenARMY event on March 8 is a chance for us to show support for the General and for holding big industry accountable for damage to our water and coastal resources.
Levees.org has commissioned a bus to take folks from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
DEPART: 1421 Soniat Street, New Orleans 70115 at 11:00 a.m.
RETURN: Same location at approx 5:00 p.m.
To reserve a seat on the bus, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Five days after the floodwalls in New Orleans broke during Katrina, US Army General Russel Honoré and the Louisiana National Guard were allowed to enter the city, restore order, and start recovery operations. The General was able to get things done despite the inadequate national, state and local political leadership in place at the time, and despite the immensity of the disaster.
We have another huge disaster that unfolds every day. That is the continuing destruction of our coastal environment and our water quality caused by unregulated and exploitative oil and gas extraction in Louisiana and its coastal waters. Retired General Honoré has chosen to lead a broad coalition of environmental and community organizations in drawing attention to these issues and in forming a legislative agenda to tackle the problems.