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Reporting Forms for Louisiana (and other) pollution events

by eustatic | January 26, 2016 06:46 | 669 views | 5 comments | #12620 | 669 views | 5 comments | #12620 26 Jan 06:46

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What I want to do

Link a clip from LEAN's recent guide to environmental action.

LEAN and Tulane Environmental Law Clinic have both recently published Citizen's Guides to Environmental Protection that are worth elevating.

This portion of this Guide can be distributed alongside the OTK to communities concerned about reporting oil pollution in Louisiana.

I have added the National Response Center's number as a contact, so that Citizens and Environmental Organizations can monitor reports with Skytruth Alerts.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade also has a iWitness reporting map.


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I was Just looking for this publication online. Thanks for posting Scott. Any ideas where we can get the full one?

@gretchengehrke you should check out LEAN's publication when you get a moment (or the piece of it that's hear anyway). It's Awesome! I can't find the full publication online, but they have a beautiful printed form out I'll try to get my hands on.

I think it would be good to put together a wiki page of these types of resources that are available. I was just on a call about the Toxics Action Center's new publication on "Is a health study the answer for your community? A guide for making informed decisions." http://www.bu.edu/sph/files/2015/03/HSG_5-14-2015_nocover.pdf Also really interesting.

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Here is the Tulane one:: http://www.tulane.edu/~telc/assets/citz_guide.pdf

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Great resources!

I'll make a wiki to collect these: https://publiclab.org/wiki/enviro-guide-resources

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Hmm, the TAC one is excellent -- maybe the "Sidebar: Comparing Your Results with Standards" on p51 could be linked to from our Homebrew doc?

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I should note that the link is just a clip of the LEAN one, a small amount of pages suitable as a handout for community monitoring trainings.

by changing the contact info, this is probably a decent checklist for many kinds of incident reporting.

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