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La. Flood Board Sues Oil Industry For Destroying Wetlands

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, conservation, law, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, wildlife, protection, humans, politics, pollution, green )

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The government board charged with protecting New Orleans from flooding sued the oil and gas industry on Wednesday

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pam w (139)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:14 am
It's about TIME these industries paid for their wanton disregard of the planetary health! It's about time....

Arielle S (313)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:57 am
Yes, about darn time!

pam w (139)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:04 am
Interestingly, I shared this article with a friend who worked his entire career as a geologist with a major oil company and lived in Louisiana. HIS ''take'' is that the City of New Orleans is ''always looking for deep pockets" and that it's ALL their fault, because they got too big in the wrong location.

Sounds like an oil company sheep, doesn't it?

Jason S (50)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:28 pm
Good posting, thanks

Susanne R (235)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:47 pm
The oil industry should not have to be sued to do the right thing! They should repair any damage their operations incur or deficits their operations create. No one else should be left to deal with the problems they leave behind.

The article states that "Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appointed the flood protection board, has a different demand: He ordered the board to drop its lawsuit and fire its lawyers."

How typically Republican! The citizens of Louisiana deserve a Governor who looks out for their best interests --not the interests of Big Oil!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:15 pm

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:42 am

Satya B (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:54 am
We need to be more serious about the environment. Paying for damage is easy, but its impossible to receover in our lifetime for that damage, prevention is better than cure.

Lisa W (143)
Friday July 26, 2013, 3:57 am
I don't know how anyone involved with the oil company can live with them selves knowing what they do to destroy OUR earth...I guess they have no conscience...Ty Cal!

Mari 's (1356)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:08 am
Good!! I hope to see more of this!

. (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 9:10 am
Good article and right on the money. What a disappointment Bobby Jindal has become. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Thus sayeth the developers; the banksters and their rich friends, "The land is valuable; the people unnecessary surfeit features that should be disposed of by any means possible."
Or as Bruce Cockburn said, "Spend a buck to make a buck, you don't really give a flying f*** about the people in misery."

S J (130)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:06 pm
Good and don't forget to have them pay a lot of money and get things fixed.

Noted, thanks Cal.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:53 pm
Noted. Glad to see this lawsuit. I hope the fines are enormous.
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