In Other News — as the Sinkhole Implodes

Mother JonesHow a Hard-Charging General Became an Environmental Crusader
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré has declared war on Lousiana’s biggest polluters. Is a gubernatorial run next?

Booms covered up by USGS:



Gen. Russel Honore’ Meeting Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge

Save the Date: Friday November 15, 2013, 1:00 until 3:00 PM for a special leadership meeting with Gen. Russel Honore’ in Baton Rouge


How we can and must work together to protect the environment mother nature has entrusted to us, for our own survival and the survival of our children and grandchildren. . . At next Friday’s meeting we’ll advance our strategy and planning to empower citizens, taxpayers, stakeholders, advocates, and community leaders to hold government and industry accountable to protect our air, water and environment.

With a Special Presentation by Lt. Gen. Russel Honore’, U.S. Army Retired
Baton Rouge, Location TBA
1:00 until 3:00 PM
Ione E. Burden Conference Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, La. 70809
MAP, directions

Please RSVP e-mail to: Jacques ‘at’

1 Year Later and Not a Peep from Texas Brine

They gotta lotta nuttin’ to say on their “response” site. EL BARFO remembers.

Where’s Sonny Cranch? – oh, we found him“. . . .there have been no contaminants either waterborne or airborne that have escaped into the surrounding environment.” umm hmm.

The Independent [UK] A way of life on the brink of extinction in the Louisiana bayous
Forced out of their homes near a toxic sinkhole, the residents expected help. A year on, they still wait

“Like so many other communities here in the Delta, Bayou Corne had learned to live side by side with the chemical and energy industry that has installations scattered throughout the area. It has been 10 years since a methane leak at a Dow Chemical plant up the road led to the evacuation of residents for three months and killed off a swathe of trees and vegetation. Today, a mandatory evacuation order is still in effect, although not everyone has complied. Bayou Corne is in danger of extinction.”

The AdvocateHonoré: ‘People will not sit by’

LT. General Russel L. Honoré, US Army (Ret) has a website and it is added to the sidebar under ‘Other’ section. 

WAFB –  Mixed emotions expressed as homeowners assemble for sinkhole anniversary  < has VIDEO

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