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Mining Madness: 750-Foot-Deep Sinkhole Swallows Louisiana Town
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, pollution, salt mining, Texas Brine, Louisiana, sinkhole )

Lynn
- 240 days ago - takepart.com
It began with bubbles. Bubbles of gas throughout the bayou. Nothing to get hysterical about. But it kept getting worse. ... The company in charge of the mining, Texas Brine, told state officials a sinkhole was highly unlikely.
Meet the Town That's Being Swallowed By a Sinkhole
Environment  (tags: Bayou Corne, Louisiana, Lake Peigneur 1980, Texaco, natural gas giant AGL Resources, Texas Brine, sinkhole, environmental disaster, explosive gases )

Dandelion
- 243 days ago - motherjones.com
In November 1980 a Texaco oil rig punctured the top of a salt mine situated beneath the lake. The water above emptied into the mine, creating a whirlpool that sucked 11 barges into the caverns below. Here we go again! The Gulf of Mexico has salt domes too
Louisiana Sinkhole May of Been Caused By Texas Brine Company
Environment  (tags: Louisiana, Sinkhole, Texas Brine Company, cavern, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespac, bubbles, Louisiana Department of Natural Resource )

Dandelion
- 620 days ago - cnn.com
Brine has industrial applications such as oilfield fluids and water softening. The Brine Sales and Distribution Division services the Texas and Louisiana coastal areas. Sinkhole is 324 feet in diameter has swallowed 100 foot tall cypress trees.
Will Our Last Hope Be a River of Acid? ACTION
Environment  (tags: Louisiana, Coastal Restoration, habitatdestruction, wildlife, environment, ecosystems )

Nancy
- 711 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Right now, there are plans to build a dirty coal terminal which will pollute wetlands that we so desperately need to restore. In fact, the proposed terminal would be built next to one of Louisiana's premier wetlands restoration projects.
Breaking: Gulf Oil Platform Explodes Off Louisiana Coast
Environment  (tags: oil spill, louisiana, oil platform )

Michelle
- 1328 days ago - thepoliticalcarnival.net
An offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill. 7 helicopters, 2 airplanes and 4 boats are en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the Louisiana coast
Oil Spill Threatens Native Americans "Water" Village
Environment  (tags: oil, native american, Louisiana, water, culture loss, shrimp )

Dandelion
- 1385 days ago - bing.com
The town of Grand Bayou, La., has no streets and no cars, just water and boats. The Gulf oil spill is threatening the very existence of the Atakapa-Ishak Indians who live there.
Oil Pipeline Empties Into Delta Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana
Environment  (tags: environment, oil spill, pipeline, Louisiana, Wildlife Refuge, destruction, habitat, nature, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1476 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
The Coast Guard, the State of Louisiana, and the Chevron Pipe Line Company (CPL) are responding to an oil spill from a pipeline in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 18,000 gallons of crude oil has been released.
Black Bear Habitat May Become Protected
Environment  (tags: black bear, louisiana, endangered, habitat, environment )

Simone
- 2406 days ago - heraldtribune.com
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide within six months whether the Louisiana black bear needs 3 million acres of "critical habitat" to further protect the species listed as threatened. The agency proposed doing so in 1993, but landowners and
   

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