“Louisiana has a rosier future concerning fresh water supplies, thanks in part to local efforts to conserve and reduce the strain on the Sparta aquifer.
National data compiled by USA Today show pockets of groundwater depletion across the United States, and Louisiana has its share of depletion over the last 20 years. Throughout the state, northeastern Louisiana had some of the heaviest depletion, centered in Lincoln, Ouachita and Union parishes.”
Nov. 25 – S.E. Missouri – New Madrid County shaken by 12 earthquakes in less than 24 hours… OMG
Dec. 14 – Mary Greeley: Roll The Dice – Lewisville [Texas] insists no ‘immediate or imminent threat of dam failure
LINK – http://youtu.be/EuZHfgkiHFY
Jury awards $750K in damages from state to environmental whistleblower
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Years ago, a state contractor exposed alleged corruption, then watched one business door after another suddenly close. A court ruling Monday said he was wronged.
It took five years to build a case, but a jury said Dan Collins is owed more than half a million dollars in damages he said were inflicted when he blew the whistle on a state-funded project that he believed violated laws.
It was in 2005 that the Department of Natural Resources dredged Bayou Pastillion in Iberia Parish as a part of the Atchafalaya Basin Project. The goal was to improve water quality for fishermen by removing sediment build up at the mouth of the bayou. . . .
ooooooooo! New details emerge over search warrant executed at DEQ building
(it’s just over recycled tires, not the sinkhole)