Lt Gen Russel Honore
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.
Lt General Russel Honore
By now you have probably heard of the GreenARMY in Louisiana led by Lt General Russel Honore.
Gen Honore is the Commander who restored order in the aftermath of the levee breaks in New Orleans in 2005.
But you might be wondering exactly why the GreenARMY was formed and what it’s doing.
The GreenARMY is a loose coalition of organized groups, both large and small, with a common vision: Clean air, water and food in Louisiana.
The GreenARMY is refusing to allow unchecked, the continuing destruction of Louisiana’s coastal environment and water quality caused by unregulated and exploitative oil and gas extraction in the state and its coastal waters.
None of the GreenARMY are extremists. All are people from throughout the state who care about protecting water, air, food and life in Louisiana.
Senator Mary Landrieu speaking before members of Congress on Dec 20, 2013
Last Friday, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu alerted her constituents that she had secured a vote on a bipartisan bill that will delay the most aggressive flood insurance rates until FEMA does more study.
(Flood insurance for many nationwide could have become spectacularly unaffordable.)
In her appeal to Congress, Senator Landrieu utilized a map that Levees.org created in 2009 with data obtained from FEMA in a records request filed under the Freedom of Information Act.