We Told Ya So!
The Advocate – Assumption jurors say no to sinkhole discharge into Grand Bayou, citing environmental concerns, but state officials worried about catastrophic levee failure
“. . . . Tom Killeen, DEQ Inspection Division administrator, described the implications of a catastrophic levee failure: As much as 150 million gallons of sinkhole water — possibly mixed with saltier water from the sinkhole’s depths — would rush into the swamp if a breach allowed up to 3 feet of water to flow out.
The primary bowl of the sinkhole is about 31 acres, but the series of containment levees cut through the swamps south of La. 70 contain a total of 117 acres, Texas Brine has said. . . “
“In the June 3 letter to DEQ, Martin, the Texas Brine vice president, raised reusing sinkhole water for salt dome mining but wrote then the company was talking with an unnamed customer about the water’s suitability.”
“Police Jury President Martin “Marty” Triche told Killeen jurors favored Texas Brine finding another method of disposing of the water, such as through a pipeline to injection wells, instead of discharging into the bayous with monitoring but no treatment.”
The more recent sinkhole photos from On Wings of Care show the area much better than graphics used by many media outlets.
Lots of fluid movement at 6 a.m. at LA-12.
Heads up, residents who were in court over Texas Brine –
The Advocate – [East Baton Rouge] – Fired Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper issued misdemeanor summons
“The investigators discovered three email accounts belonging to attorneys for the Parish Attorney’s Office that were illegally accessed more than 40 times, he said. Detectives determined the illegal access originated from a home IP address belonging to Roper.
Investigators also uncovered evidence indicating use of Roper’s personal computer to illegally access the Parish Attorney’s Office email system through a proxy service designed to mask the user’s actions and location, Manale said.”
She can probably get a job with Hillary Clinton!
Big solar storm today – The Watchers
Enemy of Standard Oil and still vilified, Huey Long died 80 years ago.
“Under the principle of the separation of church and state it is not legal to provide funding to Catholic schools. Louisiana had in Huey Long’s and still has many Catholic schools where Catholic parents preferred to send their children. Huey long came up with the simple but brilliant ploy of providing textbooks to children rather than to their schools. This enable the state government to subsidize both public and parochial education. Many people, even political opponents of Long supported this program.
Long however wanted to impose the cost of the textbook program upon the petroleum companies like Standard Oil. This measure was not supported by many in the state legislature.”
They were never investigated for ordering his assassination but they had the means, the motive and the opportunity to do the deed. Today reports on (enemy of oil companies) Hugo Chavez with the same spirit as the dictator description given to (enemy of oil companies) Long.
Mining Awareness blog has more on populist enemy-of-Standard-Oil, Huey Long.
The Advocate – [Baton Rouge area] Monitoring saltwater intrusion is costly, but Ground Water Commission now must decide who will pay
Money needed to drill scavenger wells for saltwater information
MEXICO – quakes and volcanoes going off. See COMMENTS for details.