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May 30, 2014

What It's Like When Big Oil Owns Your Politicians

Last night the Louisiana House approved a bill that retroactively kills a lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for the industry's pollution and damage to the state's wetlands.

As Sierra Club environmental justice organizer Darryl Malek-Wiley put it, "this ends our latest effort to restore Louisiana's democracy and take down the Exxon flag flying from our Capitol building."

Malek-Wiley and so many other Louisiana residents and activists are floored by this political move - and they're tired of Big Oil running the state's politics.

Also outraged? GreenARMY founder and leader Lt. General Russel Honoré. Watch this great clip from Rachel Maddow to get the low-down and see Honoré tell it like it is about Louisiane state politics.

The fight is far from over, though. If you want to help, join the GreenARMY and Sierra Club Louisiana!


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