Finally – Louisiana SUING Texas Brine & Oxy

WBRZ – State suing Texas Brine over sinkhole damage

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.”

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“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-PicayuneLouisiana sues Texas Brine for damage caused by Bayou Corne sinkhole

And a letter by a Texas Brine employee  x-pert says Lake FUBAR is stable.

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11 thoughts on “Finally – Louisiana SUING Texas Brine & Oxy

    • I think he’s worried about all the news coverage yjis will get today … on the 1 year anniversary. Ans in all the Sunday papers this weekend!
      He wans-ta-bee pwa-see-dent!

  1. Just can’t help but wonder if this isn’t another Kildeer move to keep the focus on Texas Brine so folks aren’t watching the other players moving around and filling caverns with whatever they wish. Just because Texas Brine’s being sued doesn’t mean they’re going to pay anything. Looks like they’ve got their heels dug in pretty good. Maybe they’ll claim that now that they’re being sued, they can’t make buyout offers? This should be interesting to follow, just to watch how they all cover their political butts.

  2. 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.

  3. It was that 1 year prescription period that was the push on filing the suit. May be why they waited so long to make offers. I hope no one is left out of being able to collect due to that.

    • Yr probably right.
      The state’s suit seems to be the weakest. Others accuse Texas Brine and Oxy of a cover-up.

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