More land at sinkhole falls in

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL River Parishes bureau September 27, 2012 Read full story here. A 1,500-square-foot section of earth caved in from the edge of a slurry-filled sinkhole near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish on Tuesday night, pulling down with it several trees and part of an access road, officials said Wednesday. The road was …

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Parish officials question findings by salt cavern owner

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau September 25, 2012 BAYOU CORNE — State and Assumption Parish officials sharply disputed Tuesday night Texas Brine Co.’s claim that earth tremors caused the failure of its salt cavern that is suspected as the source of a 4-acre sinkhole in the Bayou Corne area. Stephen Chustz, interim …

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Seismic activity near cavern linked to sinkhole

BY DAVID J. MITCHELL The Advocate River Parishes bureau September 25, 2012 Regional seismic activity damaged an abandoned Texas Brine Co. salt cavern that has been suspected to be the cause of a 4-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish, company officials said late Monday. A tool used to measure the depth of the underground cavern found …

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Stolthaven Braithwaite terminal may have released more than 191,000 gallons of toxic chemicals during Isaac


    By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune  on September 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM, updated September 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM More than 191,000 gallons of toxic chemicals may have been released from the Stolthaven New Orleans petroleum and chemical storage and transfer terminal in Braithwaite during Hurricane Isaac, according to a company report filed Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard National …

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Environmental PAC rolls out TV ads about B.R. water supply


Published Sep 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm (Updated Sep 21, 2012) Baton Rouge Business Report Stephanie Riegel A series of television ads hit local airwaves today calling on state regulators to do a better job protecting Baton Rouge’s drinking water supply. The 30- and 60-second commercials are part of a $100,000 media buy sponsored by …

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Drill enters cavern, tests to begin at sinkhole


September 23, 2012 View the Story  Washington Examiner AP Staff BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) — Drillers punched into a failed salt cavern and then removed the equipment to make way for tests to learn whether the cavern’s failure caused a huge sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Although gauges first showed no pressure from gas or brine …

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Oil Industry Knowledge of Pollution


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Storm scatters tar balls buried since BP spill


By Nikki Buskey Staff Writer Daily Comet Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:14 a.m.   Hurricane Isaac’s wind and waves unearthed oil buried since the 2010 BP oil spill and scattered tar balls along Grand Isle, Elmer’s Island and Fourchon Beach, state officials said. The …

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New Website Launch!


Welcome to our new site! We hope that it provides you with a good deal of information about our organization. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions or concerns about our new site. Thank you! – Citizens for Clean Water and Land

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Exhibit to reveal residents’ reasons for restoration


Coastal Restoration - The Daily Comet   By Nikki Buskey Staff Writer Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8:07 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8:07 p.m. Why should we save coastal Louisiana? There are as many answers as there are people who love Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, and Chauvin-based community nonprofit group Bayou Grace is …

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BP Oil Spill Stories


Associated Press - BP oil spill dispersants may have hurt Gulf of Mexico food chain, study finds The Advocate - Questions remain on RESTORE Act process  Times-Picayune - Restore Act is the first win in a long season to save Louisiana’s coast  

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Louisiana Sinkhole Stories


The Advocate - Cavern tied to sinkhole ABC News -Louisiana Sinkhole Spurs Evacuations, Lawsuits and a Resignation  The Daily Iberian- Bubbling- Lake Peigneur – Assumption Parish The Advocate - Tests : Salt water runs deep

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