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TXryder

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:11:34 PM

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority–East, a state board that was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, took a dramatic action: It filed a lawsuit against nearly 100 oil, gas, and petrochemical companies it alleges bear collective responsibility for the sinking of South Louisiana.

"Racing to extract the region's resources, it has created an extensive network of oil and gas access and pipeline canals that slashes the coastline at every angle," the petition contends.

"This canal network is a mercilessly efficient, continuously expanding system of ecological destruction."

The board's demands for the companies, which include giants like BP and Exxon, are extensive.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:16:24 PM

Good point mastermariner
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:07:32 PM

You have to laugh at the lengths the freeloaders will go fund their hypocritical thinking.

Make no mistake as mitt4prez points out, this is nothing more than extortion.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:42:49 PM

Well, they outlined it with black ink like they supposed to on a map!
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:25:52 PM


Now Louisiana notices that their coast has been polluted by the oil corporations? There timing is very slow and off.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:47:14 PM

Did they just notice this?
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:51:58 AM

out of control
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:25:26 PM

They have WRECKED the coastline and the seafood industry.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 9:59:51 PM

Lots to clean it up.
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 6:30:38 PM

Kind of late to be asking now.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:46:02 PM

justpolluted it forever..

and didn't clean it up... that would cost too much.

the brits at Bp don't give a crud about our waters...

shell doesn't care about Nigeria either...

but let them try that in the north sea.. and oh boy! they'll clean it up quick..

we need to send our oil companies over there, and tell them to cut corners and cheat regulations.. let's see some good ole american paybacks.. I hear they are a real b_____.

[Edited by: Joeski1 at 7/26/2013 4:47:03 PM EST]
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Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:13:15 PM

Why didn't they say something earlier?
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Fleabite44
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 3:33:44 PM

Oh and the state didn't see it coming. Give me a break.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:19:45 PM

If the suit is allowed it should keep the lawyers fat & happy for generations.
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jamofsocal
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:19:12 PM

Ah, did everyone notice that this article is from Mother Jones? A hyper-liberal website.
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lilyrpi
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:11:14 PM

LET'S GO PETITION
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wamster
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:03:57 PM

Louisiana needs to make up its mind as to what it wants. Louisiana voters had the chance to rebuild and increase levees but decided to vote for gambling instead. Then in 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit and people in Louisiana are whining and crying because low lying New Orleans was flooded.

They like the money and perks of big oil, but need to understand the dangers.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 1:02:17 PM

so many freeloaders in lousianna
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:57:36 PM

Just shows what can happen when one gets in bed with the corporations.
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whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:45:15 PM

Just disgusting.
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:44:48 PM

YES, THEN DON'T CARE.........
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:28:47 PM


What happened to "We the People"?

When did it become "We the Corporations"?
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:23:32 PM

Didn't see any bitching when the oil companies provided all the jobs and propped up the economy
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 12:15:22 PM

More govt extortion. Any dough extracted will go to crony spending, not taxpayer relief.
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