Catching Up on Lake Peigneur Status

LINK – http://youtu.be/6gOLJSI8byA

Residents in Iberia Parish are under attack by AGL Resources who are poised to wreck their beloved Lake Peigneur. Lake Peigneur already has tell-tale bubbling and mysterious discharges from the caverns below. The residents want their water supply protected and Lake Peigneur restored to its natural state.
2006 article –  AGL Resources sued the State of Louisiana

ERATH, La., Aug. 19, 2006 — AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL) subsidiary Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC (JISH) negotiates tentative agreement with the state of Louisiana that, subject to approval, would resolve the pending lawsuit between the parties over a disputed mineral lease. About Lake Peigneur

AGL had failed to pay their lease to the State.

JEFFERSON ISLAND STORAGE & HUB, LLC, v. LOUISIANA TAX COMMISSION, IBERIA PARISH COUNCIL, RICKEY J. HUVAL, JR., IBERIA PARISH ASSESSOR.
No. 2011 CA 0882.Court of Appeals of Louisiana, First Circuit.

Judgment Rendered: July 15, 2011. The facility consists of salt caverns located beneath Lake Peigneur, as well as various facilities, including flow lines, wells, and wellheads.
After Jefferson Island received notice of the 2006 ad valorem assessment of its property by the Iberia Parish Assessor (Assessor), Rickey J. Huval, Sr., it filed a timely protest, first with the Assessor and then with the Iberia Parish Board of Review, which upheld the assessment. Jefferson Island timely paid the ad valorem taxes under protest, and then filed an appeal of the assessment to the LTC.
Upon receiving its 2007 ad valorem assessment. . . .

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2 thoughts on “Catching Up on Lake Peigneur Status

  1. Very happy for them that they won this first battle in their suit…though, I know it is not their first battle in this fight! Video is great! Looks like a gorgeous place. Am going to try to make a visit soon.

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