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Poll Shows that Louisiana Residents Want Oil Companies to Pay for Damage Done to the Coast

An overwhelming majority of residents (93 percent) in coastal Louisiana say that oil, gas and pipeline companies, not taxpayers should pay to fix the damage to the coastal wetlands the oil companies are responsible for, according to a scientific public opinion poll conducted by Dr. Silas Lee & Associates for Restore Louisiana Now Inc.

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 / NOLA.com

Ousted Flood Authority Member Launches Nonprofit to Support Lawsuit

Advocates for the East Bank levee authority’s suit against oil and gas companies on Tuesday officially launched a nonprofit group aimed at blocking possible legislative interference with the suit and shoring up support for other similar efforts.

The new group, Restore Louisiana Now, primarily will focus on holding energy companies accountable for widespread damage to coastal wetlands caused by oil and gas exploration, said former Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East Commissioner John Barry, the group’s president.

Source: Jeff Adelson / The Advocate 

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