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

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:, 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

Thank you for your support of
Sandy Rosenthal
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