New Orleans Times-Picayune – Judge orders Oil and Gas Association president to appear in court Tuesday or face jail “Mr. Briggs has been subpoenaed, which is basically an order of the court,” [att’y.] Shows said. “Mr. Briggs failed to appear in court and the judge was not satisfied with the reason for his failure to appear. She has commanded him to come before her court Tuesday morning and respond to the subpoena.”
- (The Times-Picayune is covering this gasbag, Briggs story very well)
- His testimony (transcript)
” . . . The salt-dome collapse in Assumption Parish, he said, was because the company that owned is legally allowed to regulate itself — in other words, they can claim to have done nothing illegal because there is so little the law requires of them. Not only that, but the company is four years behind on its taxes — and the state couldn’t figure out how much it owed, because it had not been monitoring the company’s activity, Honore said.”
WAFB – Residents who remain near Bayou Corne sinkhole say they’re losing faith < has video
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