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Corrupt judge continues to abuse Bayou Corne residents –
Louisiana Record (May 8) – Judge Zainey disregards Bayou Corne class complaints, grants class counsel $12 million in legal fees; Residents consider asking Bar for reprimand

“NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge overseeing the Bayou Corne sinkhole case has approved $12 million in legal fees, just weeks after the plaintiffs said their lawyers “mistreated and manipulated” them into accepting a subpar settlement. . .

The Finger Lakes region in west New York has a collapsing cavern problem too
The Daily BeastExclusive: Anti-Fracking Filmmaker Josh Fox Arrested In Finger Lakes Protest

” . . . Cark claims there are structural issues. In the 1960s, a 400,000-ton hunk of rock fell from one of the ceilings, and now rests on the floor of the cavern, leaving behind a potentially unstable irregular hole the size of a football field. And while salt caverns are nearly impervious to gas, when you have irregularities, they can cause leaks, or, worse, collapse.”

LINK – http://youtu.be/uFIX-vDwSwQ

Still more questions than answers about the ecological effects of oil dispersants used in Gulf of Mexico

” . . .  Along with 210 million gallons of crude oil that leaked from BP’s failed deep-sea well, cleanup workers applied 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersant intended to break down the oil and prevent it from reaching the shoreline in massive quantities.

Since the spill, numerous studies have suggested that the mix of oil and chemical dispersants was more toxic to at least parts of the marine ecosystem than the oil alone. . . “

 . . . that would be corexit . . .

OK frack-quakes:  Oil tycoon Harold Hamm reportedly tried to get scientists fired over their earthquake research

Harold Hamm, the CEO of oil company Continental Resources, tried to get scientists at the University of Oklahoma fired after the presented research that increased seismic activity in the Midwest is linked to wastewater disposal from fracking . . .

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12 thoughts on “Weekend News

  1. I send this link about that N.Y. salt cavern collapse it has not been that long a-go I send it to your web site.

    Feds Made “Incredible Error” Ignoring N.Y. Salt Cavern Collapse
    https://www.popularresistance.org/feds-made-incredible-error-ignoring-n-y-salt-cavern-collapse/

    Dozens of Activists Arrested in Battle Against a Fracking “Gateway Drug” in New York
    http://inthesetimes.com/article/17394/new_york_finger_lakes_fracking

    PART III Collapsing Cavities
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1182/pdf/13Part3.pdf

    Land Subsidence in the United States Contents page
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1182/

    • There had been odd pieces here about the upstate NY gas dispute (I missed the under-the-lake-cavern) and the Ohio salt cavern crumbling.
      Now, in NY the frack fight is heating up and so is the fight to keep out oil trains. Oil train cargo is much more flammable than usual type of petro products and a concern to small towns with small fire dept.s

  2. 14 min. after noon Wed. the most terrific boom at Lake FUBAR. It is on all helicorders and ultra-lite setting LA17 shows it well…

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