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View from the blog-o-sphereSafeguarding Louisiana’s Coastline

By Russel L. Honoré – The New York Times Opinion – May, 28, 2014
After decades of watching our state being ravaged to support the nation’s oil and gas addiction, the people of Louisiana have had enough. Last summer, an independent government authority responsible for flood protection for the New Orleans area sued more than 90 oil and gas companies for damaging coastal marshes that protect the city. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East didn’t specify the damages it sought. But the cost of rebuilding and protecting the state’s coastal marshlands has been estimated at roughly $50 billion. For full opinion, click here.

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