Attorney, Stuart Smith – More much-needed global attention for Bayou Corne
“Beyond the shock value and the terrible situation for a couple hundred salt-of-the-earth folks who live there, the complete story of Bayou Corne touches on many of the grand themes of the environmental movement: Corporate greed and neglect, short-sighted management of resources, as well as bureaucratic and even political neglect at the highest levels. That’s why it was surprising to see the story ignored outside of a few local reporters — and also why it was gratifying to wake up today and see the story on the front page of the New York Times as well as its website NYTimes.com, including artwork from our good friends at the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, or LEAN. As you might expect, the piece helps bring a large audience of new readers up to speed. . . “
Hey, we’re “groupies”, everybody! Where’s that Beatles wig?
Unlike the International Business Times article from Aug. 22nd, it doesn’t add link here when it talks about social media sites about Bayou Corne. As we near a million visits they may be getting nervous at the Gray Lady (or whatever they call the 9-11 fund funded spanking new skyscraper they got for free in midtown).
We’re sure the people who want to know what the BP disaster/crime has to do with Texas Brine’s hole will quickly find us. Just like the reporters who need maps of the butane caverns, the quick facts on salt domes or dish on Jindal withholding aid do.
Are they getting nervous in oil-industry-P.R.-land? We hope so.