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Submit a Report:

1. Call and leave a voicemail or send a text message to (504) 27 27 OIL or (504) 272-7645

2. Send an email to report@labucketbrigade.org

3. Fill out the online form at map.labucketbrigade.org

4. Please consider also filing this report with the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center – online or by calling 800-424-8802.

Find out more about the map, why it matters, and who can use it on our FAQ page (hint – everyone can use it…)

About the iWitness Pollution Map:

The iWitness Pollution Map is managed by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) in partnership with the Gulf Monitoring Consortium (GMC). This map is a repository of eyewitness reports and photos of pollution in the Gulf Region from affected citizens, NGO’s, government agencies, and the parties responsible for the pollution. This system enables fenceline communities, workers, and concerned citizens to speak out about how oil, petrochemical, and other fossil fuel pollution is threatening their livelihood, their health, and the ecosystems they rely on.

The map utilizes the Ushahidi mapping platform, originally developed by Kenyan bloggers to track reports of post-election violence. Ushahidi means “witness” in Swahili.  LABB’s iWitness Pollution Map was the first application of the Ushahidi platform in a humanitarian response (BP Oil Spill) in the United States and is currently the longest running deployment of an Ushahidi instance.

Additional Data for the Map comes from:

Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Right To Know Network

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Coast Guard’s National Response Center (via SkyTruth)

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Louisiana Department of Social Services

Louisiana Department of Education

Icons were used with permission from Green Maps, a non-governmental organization that promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide using mapmaking.