Tide Turning on Oil Industry

It took a while, but the resistance is making headway.

The occupying forces, while not exactly on the run, may soon be forced to the negotiating table. The quisling government is starting to look rattled. Citizens want their country back.

Such is the current condition of Louisiana, which has been under the foreign heel of oil and gas so long that recompense for the massive destruction and exploitation seemed out of the question. Toxins leached into the shrinking wetlands and natural flood barriers washed away, but oil and gas were abundant and politicians cheap. The companies extracted billions of dollars and doubtless regarded the natives with contempt.

They still have some powerful collaborators, Gov. Bobby Jindal chief among them. But the tide seems to be turning.

Source: James Gill / The New Orleans Advocate

Jindal Has More Snakes Than He Can Kill with Coastal Lawsuits Against Oil Companies

For a governor who raked in more than $20 million in his three campaigns, $421,750 seems an awfully cheap price for which to sell out the state’s chance to withstand the onslaught of coastal erosion.

Source: Louisiana Voice

John Barry Explains Creation of Restore Louisiana Now Non-profit Organization

John Barry speaking about the formation of Restore Louisiana Now. 

Source: Mark Schleifstein /

Louisiana's Grand Bargain?

The recent environmental lawsuits filed by Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes against dozens of energy companies could not come at a better time for supporters of an earlier suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E). But that doesn’t mean Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t still try to kill flood authority’s suit.

Source: Clancy DuBos / Gambit

Jefferson, Plaquemines File Coastal Erosion Lawsuits Against Oil, Gas Companies

Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have filed a set of nearly 30 lawsuits alleging dozens of energy companies and their contractors destroyed and polluted the parishes’ coastal areas, mirroring the philosophy, if not the exact tactics, of a suit a local levee district filed this summer seeking to bring the oil and gas industry to account.


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