NEWS + Portland Sinkhole

The Advocate Documentary focuses on oil spill, land loss

Giving Away Louisiana: Fracking tax incentives Little-noticed program by Mark Ballard

2013 story – Louisiana’s “Bermuda Triangle”

State bans driving, walking on Mississippi, Atchafalaya river levees during high water

NY Times avoids mention of New Madrid Fault Zone, but everyone can read between the lines: Earthquakes in Oklahoma Raise Fears of a Big One

The Advocate (Jan. 6) – Sinkhole update: Methane threat diminishing, Assumption officials partially lift evacuation order < has map showing area

Jan. 9FLOOD WARNING for Baton Rouge area

Gen. Russel Honore talks documentary ‘After the Spill’ – Documentary showcases life after BP Oil Spill < has video

Way to similar to Lake FUBAR: The End of California UPDATED (Porter Ranch gas leak gets worse)

Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland  < relates to story about roads ripping apart up there

New_MAD

Zero Hedge – Is A Massive Earthquake Inevitable In Oklahoma?

Yellowstone Updated


 

More news items in comments in the next 2 posts… plus flood info – F.C.

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Poli-Ticks for Dummies + Fox Katrina Special on TV Friday Night

A little bird told us Scott Angelle, former Louisiana Secretary of Dept. of Natural Resources who resigned from the DNR a week after the Bayou Corne sinkhole started is running for Louisiana Governor.

Oh boy! Now all Parishes can enjoy the boom-times Assumption Parish has enjoyed with the help from his department!

Fox News Reporting: Hurricane Katrina: The Storm of a Lifetime” will air this Friday night at 10pm ET/9pm CT.
General Honore will be featured in the show.

 

Call to restore coast rings hollow

by Len Bahr, Ph.D.
Paying lip service to coastal restoration

Virtually everyone in Louisiana supports serious efforts to save our coast – whatever ‘saving’ means – and it clearly means less and less every day. Support for acting to sustain at least portions of America’s Delta is 100 miles wide – but only inches thick.

Our next governor could very well oversee the point at which the public despairs of ever seeing meaningful restoration projects and begins to ridicule further pie in the sky planning goals. Meanwhile however, rose colored calls to save the coast continue ad nauseum.

As a case in point, on August 13 The Advocate published a guest column on the need to act before it’s too late, by Steve Cochran, with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Kimberly Reyher with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). This column is rife with slogans but bereft of substance.

The authors advocate what has already been more or less agreed to – memorializing the tenth anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by investing Louisiana’s ~$6 Billion coastal windfall from fines against BP to implement coastal restoration projects listed in the state’s Coastal Master Plan. What a novel idea.

This vapid opinion piece dodges or glosses over three ‘M’ factors, each a potential deal breaker in terms of successful coastal restoration: money, mud, and muscle (political willpower). Restoration will never be achieved without resolving each issue. . . . (more)

Note: Dr. Bahr’s blog, LA Coast Post, is added to the sidebar.

Aug. 20 – US Nets $23Mln From Gulf of Mexico Oil, Gas Lease Sale

The US government has sold a set of oil and gas drilling leases for the western region of the Gulf of Mexico for more than $22 million, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The leases were auctioned between five offshore energy companies in bids for 33 different parts of the gulf, covering 190,080 acres, the release noted.

http://www.sputniknews.com/us/20150820/1025951566.html

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Southern Co. to Buy AGL Resources for $8 Billion in Cash
Connections: AGL Resources – Jefferson Island Storage & Hub (natural gas storage caverns) – Lake Peigneur – Delcambre

Happy Birthday, Lake FUBAR!

CuriousGeorge
WFAB – Bayou Corne residents, officials reflect on 3-year anniversary of sinkhole

LT General Russel Honore (Ret) & Mike Schaff talk about Bayou Corne.
Louisiana: The State We’re In – 07/31/15
Forward to 17:52 on this videohttp://video.lpb.org/video/2365538299/ to see Bayou Corne Sinkhole

NEWS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002xuw#general_summary near Pecos, Texas

2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’

“Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, is, at 16 767 square km (6 474 square miles), above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forecast was caused by heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed, NOAA reports.”

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/08/06/2015-gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-above-average/

2.8 Quake in SW Tennessee

Current Conditions at Lake FUBAR – Rotten

Heli_ANIBig seismic activity + fuzz.

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MONDAY – something happened from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – and it isn’t pretty – LA14 shows it.

Mar. 10 – The Louisiana Record Legal watchdog accuses attorneys representing class in Bayou Corne Sinkhole case of charging exorbitant legal fees

“NEW ORLEANS – Attorneys representing residents of Bayou Corne in class action litigation over environmental damage caused by a massive sinkhole in Ascenion Parish are under fire from a local legal watchdog group that alleges they racked up unrealistic and excessive legal fees.

. . . .Court documents show that attorneys representing class counsel in the case documented 8,256 hours of work on the settlement while their assistants and paralegals logged 709 hours. Together, that is a total cost of roughly $1,300 an hour.

The legal fees were granted by the court-appointed special master in the case, A. Shelby Easterly, of Denham Springs-based Easterly Law Office APLC. Easterly lauded the efforts of class counsel claiming they had squeezed over four years of effort into just two years and deserved the fee rate requested.”

NoteThe Louisiana Record has more stories on this racketeering, also see comments above (Wed.).

New_MAD

3.5 quake in south Kansas

LINK –  http://youtu.be/SXlWXr0ln_I

LINK – http://youtu.be/yFHmRalQz4o

Strange SoundsWell that’s really a freeky fallstreak hole floating in San Antonio’s sky in Texas!
A snake cloud? A sign of the nearby apocalypse?And they will tell us it is all natural! Lol!

Jan. video on HAARP melting Arctic methane

LINK –  http://youtu.be/uZJA39cm15U

Tues. & Wed. News

TUESDAY

The AdvocateHonoré: Environmental agencies using 1950s technology to monitor 21st-century industries

Tenn. – Boone Dam “update” (there is a media blockade on the failed dam topic)
Technological Hazard/Engineering Disaster Alert: Boone Dam, Tennessee

ENE-News (2012) – NRC Engineers Charge Gov’t Coverup — Reactor melt down an “absolute certainty” if dam fails — 100s of times more likely than tsunami that hit Fukushima

Texas Brine has responded to the Blue Ribbons’ report by digging in their heels claiming there are no changes at Lake FUBAR. And we’re a bunch of nervous Nellie’s for watching the helicorders. We’re just seeing “routine industrial activity(!).  Additionally they say they have set out new monitors (that we can’t find) around Oxy 3. Comment here if you can find the new helis.

WEDNESDAY

Minden – DEQ Senate Committee Meeting Feb 9, 2015‏

Support our fellow citizens    #StopTheBurn
Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NOTICE OF MEETING
February 9, 2015 1:00 PM REF: Camp Minden
(In case the venue or time changes call PULS LINE 342-2456 for updates.)

You can contact groups going etc. by checking our earlier post for links.

Thursday News

Big Oil’s behind-the-scenes role in LSU’s ‘legacy lawsuit’ study
David Dismukes is the associate director at the Center for Energy Studies at LSU and author of a controversial 2012 study claiming the state’s hostile legal climate has resulted in 30,000 lost jobs and about $6.8 billion in drilling revenue.

Lawsuit claims coal terminal south of New Orleans is polluting Mississippi River in Louisiana

A March 19 DNR Inspection Report

General Honore and the “Green Army” coming for Sasol hearing < see the Blogroll section on the sidebar for the Green Army link for more news about them.

Browns Ferry nuke plant in Alabama has a problem.

Florida – South Ponte Vedra Beach area has landslide problems < posted here in case it relates to ground movement

Yellowstone (Craton news) – bison on the run!

LINK –  http://youtu.be/RiexHmbJlp4

Note – added to the lower part of the Map Page is a link to the EPA radon map.

Friday News – Water Festival is Tomorrow in Baton Rouge

REMINDER MARCH 8 the Green Army Water Festival in Baton Rouge is at the State Capitol Grounds
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m..

If you care about clean Louisiana water try to go. DETAILS

JPL – NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes

The parish blog has an update. Same work, same Code 1.

The AdvocateJames Gill: Industry spokesman doesn’t worry about the facts

Briggs’ pathetic performance

Is Vermilion Parish Sinking Into the Gulf of Mexico?

Carlsbad salt dome nuke disaster — IKK!! Scientists will also eventually begin testing the salt mined in the north mine for radiation contamination. WIPP currently sells the salt to local private industry, including for use as salt feed at local dairies. Franco [of DOE] said he thinks the DOE should be able to continue selling the mined salt.”

Got Plutonium?

Before It’s News – 3 Methane Gas Leak/Explosions In 2 Days, Expect More, Scientists Say

Near Charlotte, N.C. – Several Quail Hollow students sickened at school

“. . . . Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said authorities were working to determine the cause of the illnesses, but a report from Medic called the situation a “gas leak.”

Charlotte Fire Department Spokesman Mark Basnight told the Observer there was no evidence of a gas leak, and that firefighters hadn’t detected any substance when they arrived. . . .”