Including Religion in Activism for the Environment

 

We are requesting that churches Stand in Solidarity and join together in Prayer, Sunday, February 22, 2015, regarding the situation at Camp Minden.

 

15 million pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden must be quickly and safely disposed of.  Citizens and local leaders have fought against the proposed open burn, because of the potential health and economic consequences. A dialogue committee of citizens, scientists, local elected officials, and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Military Department, and the EPA is reviewing and evaluating advanced treatment technologies that could safely dispose of the M6 propellants.

 

Please pray:

 

  • That the dialogue committee will work together well and will be able to quickly review and evaluate the six advanced treatment technologies already certified by the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board

 

  • That the decision-makers will use the Dialogue Committee’s process and all the relevant scientific data to make a wise choice for a safe remedy

 

  • That all parties will keep politics out of the decision making process and work together

 

  • That no worker will be injured or killed at Camp Minden and that there will be no long term health problems such as cancer or birth defects for the community or economic consequences for the region.

 

  • That the community will be able to heal and that the citizens whose homes and properties were damaged will be compensated fairly and be able to go on with their lives

 

Announcement

The City of Minden and The Concerned Citizens Group invite the public to participate in a Community Rally that will focus on the efforts to achieve a safe disposal of munitions stored at Camp Minden. General Russell Honore of the Green Army, our State’s foremost Environmental Protector, will be the featured speaker.   The rally is Monday, February 23, 2015, at 7:00 PM at the Minden Civic Center.

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