Good luck New Orleans
Good luck when the next storm hits
The government board charged with protecting New Orleans from flooding sued the oil and gas industry on Wednesday.
Louisiana has been steadily losing land, which leaves the city vulnerable to floods. The lawsuit argues that the oil and gas industry is responsible for a big part of the problem and hasn't paid its fair share to protect the city.
U.S. Geological Survey scientist Jeff Williams worked on a study published in 2000 that found the industry was responsible for more than a third of the wetland losses. "The scientific evidence is very strong," he says.
But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appointed the flood protection board, has a different demand. He ordered the board to drop its lawsuit and fire its lawyers.
Of course the Army Corp of Engineers deserves a lot of the blame, too. They've channeled and drained and redirected and levied, and approved all of this.
And take a look at those maps.
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