BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal’s office announced Friday that the Attorney General’s Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole.
Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding state agencies. . . .
The Advocate – Louisiana suing Texas Brine over Assumption sinkhole < AND – BONUS! – Texas Brine is SUING OCCIDENTAL!
“Separately, Texas Brine filed suit on Friday against the Occidental subsidiary, Occidental Chemical Corp., and three other companies over the actions that Texas Brine claims the companies took leading up to the cavern failure. The three others are Vulcan Materials Co., Adams Resources Exploration Co. and Browning Oil Co. Inc.”
“The state suit, however, does not allege that Texas Brine and Occidental should have known the cavern would fail by being mined too closely to the salt dome face but claims the company is liable for failure of a cavern in their control.
Office of Conservation officials have noted for months that the type of cavern failure and sinkhole that formed are “unprecedented” and could not be foreseen.
The other private suits have alleged that Texas Brine and Occidental, and in some cases Conservation, had warning signs and should have foreseen the failure.”
New Orleans Times-Picayune – Louisiana sues Texas Brine for damage caused by Bayou Corne sinkhole
And a letter by a Texas Brine employee says Lake FUBAR is stable.