Thursday, August 29, 2013

Environmental groups criticize Jindal copious oil donations ~Jeff Adelson, New Orleans Advocate

Green Groups Spotlight Big Oil Donations to Jindal Amid Coastal Lawsuit Saga ~NOLA DEFENDER

John Barry: We Sued the Oil Industry So New Orleans Can Survive ~National Geographic

An Economic Plan for New Orleans Beyond the Usual Suspects, Tourism and Oil ~Bill Bradley, Next City

Riveting interview: Lt. General Russell Honore

~Aerial view of New Orleans (August 31, 2005).  U.S. Navy photo by Jeremy L. Grisham. 
~Hat Tweet @defendnola

To Katrina: Without Whom We Would Not Be Here Right Now ~Paul Sanchez, offBeat
“I remember the next morning, my wife waking me to say that it was bad and me saying no it missed us and her shoving me awake saying over and over, “no, it’s bad, wake up, it’s really bad.” Coming awake I saw a sight which shocked me to silence and tears. The memory of it still does. I saw New Orleans, the city I was born and raised in, only I didn’t recognize it. I struggled to focus on this underwater nightmare of loss and desperation as my hometown.





Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Environmental groups say Bobby Jindal opposes lawsuit against oil and gas companies because of industry political contributions ~Mark Schleifstein
~At a New Orleans news conference, environmental groups presented a list of 231 contributions to Jindal state election campaigns between 2003 and 2013 by oil and gas companies and executives that total $1,019,777.
The Jindal administration has criticized a lawsuit filed by the East Bank levee authority against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies.
I Was Shot in New Orleans, But I’m Not Angry at My Shooter ~Deb Cotton, Next City
Judge refuses to suspend BP settlement payments ~WDSU
The quiet storm ~Library Chronicles

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to Meeting today

Environmental groups to respond to SLFPA-E Lawsuit with press conference today

Family says Chauvin woman gets flesh-eating bacteria by handling live crabs ~WVUE

St. John residents still recovering after Hurricane Isaac ~WDSU

Broussard asking to be removed from pump lawsuit ~Chad Caulder, New Orleans Advocate

Architectural Testing, Inc. Opens Regional Office in New Orleans

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/27/5685154/architectural-testing-inc-opens.html#storylink=cpy

Magic Honey, Cyril Neville ~Andy Snipper

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Environmental groups respond to the SLFPA-E Lawsuit

Dear Editilla,
Please join me today and find out the real reason that Governor Jindal opposes the lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies.

What: press conference (20 min)
When: 10:30a Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Where: 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2900, New Orleans, LA
Who: Levees.org, the League of Women Voters, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the Sierra Club, the Gulf Coast Restoration Network, Global Green USA, VAYLA New Orleans and the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University

More info:
Last month the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies to hold them responsible for the damage these companies have done to the state's coastal wetlands. Since the SLFPA-E filed the suit, Governor Jindal has attacked the commissioners.

If you haven't yet, please sign this petition to Governor Jindal
http://go.levees.org/oilgaspipeline

Thank you for your support of Levees.org.
Sandy Rosenthal
Founder, Levees.org
www.levees.org
Open houses on controversial flood maps continue Tuesday

Many JP residents in newly drawn flood zones according to FEMA

La. community is 'a ghost town' a year after Isaac 

Before and after pictures dramatize rapid loss of Louisiana island

Pontchartrain Express ferry project fading

A renewed call to place breach sites on register

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/27/3044493/a-renewed-call-to-place-breach.html#storylink=cpy
 
Tujague’s historic French Quarter restaurant reopens ~Ian McNulty, New Orleans Advocate