Monday, September 09, 2013

Russel Honore to oil companies: "Put our coast back back like you found it"

Levees.org and the Natural Resources Defense Council have taken out a full page ad in today's Advocate presenting a letter from retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore. In the letter, Honore endorses the SLFPA-E's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for damage done to the Louisiana wetlands in the course of their activity there. 
I wish we could count on our government officials to hold the oil companies resposible. But after more than 100 years of oil operations in our state, our governors and legislators have failed to hold the oil companies accountable. As citizens, the only recourse, you and I have left is the courts. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East has filed suit against 97 oil companies. The law suit is just asking them to do what our mothers told us growing up: "If you make a mess, you clean it up."

I can't find an online copy of the ad anywhere just yet. Here's a photo.

Honore ad

Lt. Gen. Honore will address the Rising Tide Conference this coming Saturday on the campus of Xavier University.  Click here for more information.

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