Weekend News [as collapse expands]

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Louisiana Record – Upset Bayou Corne residents told to ‘move on with your lives’ cry after complaints of lawyer mistreatment < more items on this topic at their site archives

” . . . In recalling his experience, [Mike] Schaff said class counsel obviously quoted higher damage awards estimates to get class members to opt in to the lawsuit. In addition, Schaff said class counsel used intimidation tactics such as telling class members that if they objected to their settlement they were ultimately offered, Easterly might adjust their award by cutting it in half or “zeroing out” the award altogether.”

The AdvocateDecade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico may be far worse than reported

The AdvertisierState to include sinkholes in disaster planning

THIBODAUX – Sinkholes will be recognized as threats dollarsigns in the state’s updated hazard mitigation plan.
The the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money  after natural and man-made disasters.
For the first time, the state will map salt domes and their surrounding 2-mile radius in each parish.

Yellowston Updated

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Wednesday after midnight:

. . . it gets worse


Quake Watch chart has more detail:


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27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Gulf of Mexico ignored by government, industry

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one — not industry, not government — is checking to see if they are leaking, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Abandoned wells map around Bayou Corne

Yellowston Updated  Also out west …. Methane Hotspot Dangerous, Mysterious in Four Corners Investigating by Scientists

” . . . Scientists believe that the possible sources could come from from oil and gas related activities such as coal mining and fracking where natural gas can seep from the ground. . . “

Monitor Loopy Thursday Morning + 4.0 MO Quake Thurs. Night

After 6 a.m. –


RELATED? –  4.0 quake in S.E. Missouri at 10:51 p.m. CST  New_MAD


Mining Awareness (Feb.) – Weird Long Distance Earthquake Impacts – Seismic Seiche (Sloshing)

FRIDAY P.M. UPDATE – we give up!  < UPDATE to UPDATE – “Woopsie!” at 11:34 p.m..

Breaking: Deadly Rig Fire in the Gulf

Mexico oil platform fire kills four, 300 evacuated

(Reuters) – Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said at least four people died after a fire broke out on a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, sparking the evacuation of around 300 workers.

Local emergency services said as many as 45 people were injured in the blaze, which erupted overnight on the Abkatun Permanente platform in the oil-rich Bay of Campeche.

Pemex said it was battling the flames with eight firefighting boats and that a contractor for Mexican oil services company Cotemar was one of the dead. . .

Pemex platform fire kills four workers, injures 16


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