Salt Dome Disaster – Action & Contact Info

A reader sent this in with the article from Claims JournalLouisiana Lawmakers Seek Better Oversight of Salt Mines

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Senate Bill 139

http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=834367

WARD Pending Senate Natural Resources  more…

CONSERVATION:  Provides relative to fines levied by the commissioner of conservation for certain violations. (gov sig)(2/3 – CA7s2.1(A))
04/08 S 15   Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.03/28 S    Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.

Senate Bill 200

http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=835468

MILLS Pending Senate Natural Resources  more…

SALT DOMES:  Prohibits the issuance of certain permits to construct or operate salt dome caverns until certain conditions are met. (8/1/13)

04/08 S 22   Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.

03/29 S    Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.

Senate Bill 214

http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=835647

TROY BROWN Pending Senate Natural Resources  more…

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY:  Provides for a moratorium on permits allowing underground storage of hazardous wastes, natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, Class III brine extraction from or near a salt dome drilling through or into such underground storage reservoirs near salt domes or adjacent caverns, and to expand the requirements for such operations near moderate and catastrophic disasters such as sinkholes and collapses in salt dome caverns. (8/1/13)

04/08 S 23   Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.

03/29 S    Prefiled and under the rules provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.

House Bill 493

http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=835111

ST.GERMAIN Pending House Natural Resources  more…

SALT DOMES:  Provides for solution mining injection wells and solution mined caverns

04/08 H 60   Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

04/01 H    First appeared in the Interim Calendar on 4/1/2013.

03/29 H    Under the rules, provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

03/29 H    Prefiled.

House bill 494

http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=835090

ST.GERMAIN Pending House Natural Resources  more…
SALT DOMES:  Requires notification of the proximity of property to a salt dome containing solution mining and storage caverns

04/08 H 60   Read by title, under the rules, referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

04/01 H    First appeared in the Interim Calendar on 4/1/2013.03/29 H    Under the rules, provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

03/29 H    Prefiled.

Senator Natural Resources Committee 

Committee Members

Senator Gerald Long (Chairman)
P.O. Box 151
Winnfield, LA 71483
(318) 628-5799

longg  ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Senator Rick Ward, III (Vice-Chairman)
3741 Highway 1
Port Allen, LA 70767
(225) 246-8838
wardr  ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Senator R.L. “Bret” Allain, II
600 Main Street
Suite 1
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 828-9107
allainb ‘at’ @legis.la.gov

Senator “Jody” Amedee
2109 S. Burnside Ave.
Suite A
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 644-1526
amedeej ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Senator Norbért N. “Norby” Chabert
P.O. Box 2417
Houma, LA 70361
(985) 858-2927
chabertn ‘at’ @legis.la.gov

Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell
6305 Elysian Fields Ave Suite 404
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 284-4794
morrelljp ‘at’ @legis.la.gov

Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish
119 W. Nezpique Street
Jennings, LA 70546
(337) 824-3979
morrishd ‘at’ @legis.la.gov

Senator Page Cortez (Interim Member)
101 W. Farrell Road
Bldg. 5, Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 993-7430
cortezp ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Louisiana House Natural Resources Committee

Armes, James K.  2255 University Pkwy. Leesville, LA 71446  (337)238-7004  (337)238-7007 armesj ‘at’  legis.la.gov

Billiot, Robert E.  #10 Westbank Expressway Westwego, LA 70094  (504)436-8929  (504)436-8994
billiotr  ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Bishop, Stuart J.  P.O. Box 80993 Lafayette, LA 70508  (337)981-7409  (337)981-7411
bishops ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Chaney, Charles R.  P.O. Box 8 Rayville, LA 71269  (318)728-5875  (318)728-5876
chaneyb ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Connick, Patrick  5201 Westbank Expressway Suite 100 Marrero, LA 70072  (504)371-0240  (504)371-0242
connickp ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Dove, Gordon  P.O. Box 629 Houma, LA 70361  (985)876-8823  (985)873-2077
larep052 ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Foil, Franklin J.  320 Somerulos St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802  (225)342-6777  (225)342-6785
foilf ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Garofalo, Raymond E.  9000 W. St. Bernard Hwy Suite 40 Chalmette, LA 70043   (504)277-4729  (504)278-6597 garofalor ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Gisclair, Jerry  P.O. Drawer 1448 Larose, LA 70373-1448  (985)798-7707  (985)798-7757
gisclairj ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Guinn, John E.  P.O. Box 287 Jennings, LA 70546  (337)824-0376  (337)824-4780
guinnj ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Harrison, Joe  P.O. Drawer 1809 Gray, LA 70359  (800)935-2081  (985)655-9011
harrisoj ‘at’ legis.la.gov

James, Edward C.  3213 Monterrey Blvd. Suite B Baton Rouge, LA 70814  (225)925-4859  (225)925-4885
jamest ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Jones, Sam  733 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538  (337)828-7778  (337)828-4511
joness ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Kleckley, Chuck  130 Jamestown Road Lake Charles, LA 70605  (337)475-3016  (337)475-3018
larep036 ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Lambert, Eddie J.  P.O. Box 241 Gonzales, LA 70707  (225)673-5048  (225)673-6980
larep059 ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Leger, Walt III  600 Carondelet Street 9th Floor New Orleans, LA 70130   (504)556-9970  (504)556-9972
legerw ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Leopold, Christopher J.  1500 Woodland Hwy. Suite A Belle Chasse, LA 70037   (504)393-5649  (504)393-5603 leopoldc ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Montoucet, Jack  112 East Hutchinson Avenue Crowley, LA 70526  (337)783-2999  (337)788-4957
montoucj ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Morris, James  P. O. Box 217 Oil City, LA 71061  (318)995-6852  (318)995-6890
larep001 ‘at’ legis.la.gov   <<   OCCUPATION  Oil and Gas

Ortego, Stephen J.  P.O. Box 625 Carencro, LA 70520  (337)886-4687  (337)886-4689
ortegos ‘at’ legis.la.gov

Schexnayder, Clay  6473 Highway 44 Suite 205 Gonzales, LA 70737  (225)473-6016  (225)473-6018
schexnayderc ‘at’ legis.la.gov

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6 thoughts on “Salt Dome Disaster – Action & Contact Info

  1. They can make all the laws they want to, it’s reactive. If they had been proactive this might not have happened. It’s too late when the cows get out of the gate to lock it. I will not take my hat off to salute them for this late great effort.

    • I think they can sniff the smoke in the air ….
      State of Louisiana has such HEAVY LIABILITY in this disaster as they approved everything every inch of the way!
      It can be shown they knew.
      Now rad waste is in the aquifer because they did not do their job!

      I like the e-mail/contact list in it.

      Plus, I know from experience they are petrified when their fax machines start reeling off angry messages from voters! 🙂

      • Thank you FCF. First person I’ve heard say that LA officials are liable! And, they are!!! I don’t understand why lawsuits have not been filed against them. If I were one of their displaced residents, there would have been lawsuits filed all over the place! And, I also agree about the messages from angry voters. I’ve had numerous conversations with the residents about the need for not just a letter or phone call here and there but, constant calls to everyone…from everyone, including friends and family not in the area. News reports fade in memory and they know that. It has to be from the public, constant and in very large numbers. People get distracted and the calls taper off. Was reading an article about the sinkhole this morning where they were mentioning other situations and how it took years for buyouts. Without this type of action, I see this one taking years too.

      • the reason Condi finally testified to 9-11 commish was because of big demand by outraged people who jammed senate fax machines.
        She refused to say a word.
        Then when she was dragged kicking and screaming she gave that great testimony that Bush had intel warning about al-Kay-duh while on his vacation, famously pointed out in “Farenheit 911”.
        So yeah, Louisianans … have at it!

  2. I have to apologize to Freedom. He also has said that that our public officials are liable. We all know that they are at the very least negligent in their duties, and in several cases criminally negligent. In my post, I was thinking financially responsible…as much as Texas Brine. I would be suing both for property buyouts and by this time I would have added pain and suffering! Again, my apologies, Freedom.

    • It would ALL be a Tex Brine / Bayer financial liability if there weren’t such a longggg paper trail going to the officials who rubber stamped the drill permits etc. etc. so it looks like State shares certain % of financial burden come judgement day in court.
      Just opinion . . . not expert here in enviro law.

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