Please come to the Iberia Parish Courthouse, 2nd floor,
Friday July 12th
Iberia 16th Judicial District Court
at 300 Iberia Street, New Iberia LA
We desperately need your help and presence – Friday, July 12.
Citizen Group Sues to Hold LDNR Accountable
Plaintiffs including the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) and Save Lake Peigneur, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the 16th Judicial District Court of Louisiana against the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), alleging that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, violated the Louisiana Constitution and its own Guidelines by issuing a Coastal Use Permit (CUP) to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC (JISH), for a project to create two new natural gas storage caverns in the Jefferson Island salt dome underneath Lake Peigneur.
Next Friday, July 12 at 10AM our first hearing pertaining to the lawsuit will be held.
We ask for your help.
The DNR and AGL Resources are attempting to have the case dismissed.
Families from Grand Bayou evacuated in 2003. Last August 150 families evacuated and remain displaced from Bayou Corne. Their aquifer is contaminated, their land is contaminated. A letter written to DNR Commissioner Jim Welch by a professional in the petroleum industry is illuminating. I urge you to read it at https://lasinkhole.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/tony-gentile/
There is a population of approximately 4000 in a one-mile radius of Lake Peigneur. The Chicot Aquifer supplies 15 parishes.
You can make a difference!
I understand how difficult it is to find the time to attend or participate, but so does the opposition. They have the advantage and when it is too late, nothing can be done.
We need this case to move forward. Those that live in the parishes that will be affected by this project we ask for your presence showing our support for justice. This case needs to be heard.
The United States is a democracy. As citizens we seek to believe in our justice system.
Please help us if only by being there for 15 minutes.
Iberia Parish Courthouse, 2nd floor 10AM. Please leave cell phones in car. You will not be allowed in the courtroom if you have a cellphone.
“We need you!!! Pleas let me know if you can be there. Thank you!”
– Nara & Board of Directors Save Lake Peigneur
Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré at the Bayou Corne meeting in Pierre Part July 3rd is ready to help.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources still issuing permits for Bayou Corne salt dome caverns!
Lake Peigneur is BUBBLING and DNR is DITHERING !!
KATC – (Feb.) State Officials Investigate Bubbling Lake Peigneur
Join LEAN‘s e-mail list.
We added a button on the sidebar(→) to link to the prior articles on this preventable disaster looming at Lake Peigneur. Even though it isn’t in Assumption Parish it is very related to the events reported here.
short link – http://wp.me/p2GNDM-2Te