New Orleans Times-Picaune – East Bank levee authority votes to reaffirm wetlands damage lawsuit against energy companies
By Mark Schleifstein
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted 5-3 during a special meeting Thursday (Dec. 5) to reaffirm its decision to file suit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies to force them to restore damaged wetlands outside the East Bank levee system or pay for damage that cannot be restored. . . .
Watch for planted stories, letters to the editor, Op-Ed pieces and trolls saying “lawyers take all the money and don’t care about the ecology”, “these law suits are hurting our economy”, “lawyers steal all the money they win in lawsuits”, “plaintiffs are abusing the legal system because they are sue-happy, unbalanced nuts” etc. etc.
Oil companies and their reps pay huge fees to scallywags like Stratfor to spew dis-info when their clients get caught being bad.
Lake FUBAR calmed down overnight. Tired out after a solid week of great seismic activity below. The big freeze affecting Texas won’t hit south Louisiana it seems.
(12-3) DOTD has some news!
In light of the most recent developments involving a second cavern [HUH??] located closer to LA 70, DOTD is moving forward with plans for enhanced and automated, continuous monitoring of LA 70 and the three area bridges (Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Bayou Choupique) for movement and subsidence. These enhancements include the installation of tilt and accelerometer sensors on all three bridges, and Shaped-Accelerometer Arrays (SAA) located between the LA 70 right-of-way and the sinkhole, and at the two closest bridge locations to measure movement. (120 feet in length; measure vertically and horizontally)
Of interest from Climate Viewer (science) – Locating Deeply Buried Facilities – is the DNR still really trying to say they don’t know where all the abandoned wells are in Louisiana?
HOUSTON — Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday it is abandoning plans for a massive gas-to-liquids plant envisioned for Louisiana, citing poor economics for the project that was expected to cost more than $20 billion.
The plant would have turned natural gas into diesel, jet fuel and other liquids, but the company determined that it would be too costly.
This is why we have a bee in our bonnet about the New Madrid Fault Zone activity lately –
ANF map today:
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