southeast louisiana flood protection authority
April 8, 2014 -
After a flood protection authority in Southeast Louisiana filed a lawsuit against almost 100 oil and gas companies seeking to recoup billions of dollars for damages they've caused to the coast, the industry's friends in state government have scrambled to make the lawsuit retroactively illegal.
February 19, 2014 -
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, best known as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina following the 2005 hurricane, is now leading a coalition of environmental groups working to force Louisiana's oil and gas industry to take responsibility for its ecological destruction.
October 31, 2013 -
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was tapped to save New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now retired from the military, he's rallying a different set of troops to save the Gulf Coast from the ravages of an irresponsible oil industry.
August 8, 2013 -
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority was formed after Hurricane Katrina to ensure qualified experts -- not politicians' friends -- were in charge of flood control. But now the authority is under pressure from Gov. Bobby Jindal and other Louisiana politicians for filing a lawsuit to force oil and gas companies to pay for the damage they've done to the state's coastal wetlands.