Testimony from the Bayou, Clarice Friloux
Watch this amazing video featuring an Indigenous woman from the bayous of Louisiana talk about how the leasing of more public federal lands for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would affect this beautiful ecosystem and the Native people who live here!
On March 23rd, hundreds of local leaders disrupted a BOEM land lease auction at the Superdome in downtown New Orleans.
Clarice Friloux is a Houma citizen of the Grand Bois community in Louisiana and community organizer.
The Obama administration has stated it wants to #ActOnClimate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and yet it is still leasing millons of acres of land in the Gulf to Oil & Gas development. This is not climate leadership. We need to #KeepItInTheGround. We need #JustTransition for the Gulf Coast. We need #NoNewLeases! #IndigenousRising
[The video features aerial footage produced by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade]