I never thought FEMA’s shortcomings could ever be outdone, but BP has surpassed both FEMA, and in that case, the Exxon Valdez spill, in damage to the affected community both on and off land.
Archive for June 2010
Salon Jolie owner Amanda Kennair and her staff recently held their second annual clothing drive for the New Orleans Mission. The salon collected the much [...]
“We are being renovated ourselves by this building.”
Plaquemines Parish District Attorney Charles Ballay has filed suit against British Petroleum in the 25th Judicial District Court on behalf of the State of Louisiana for harm to wildlife in the waters of Plaquemines Parish, the DA’s office said in a news release June 3.
For the people of Plaquemines Plaquemines who call this tiny sliver of land straddling the Mississippi River home, June 1 is a difficult date to celebrate. Plaqueminians – and residents all across the Gulf Coast – invariably approach June 1, the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, with uncertainty and trepidation.
Mid-way through a June 2 press conference in Venice, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal got word that the federal government would indeed require British Petroleum to pay for the initial six reaches of the state’s innovative, oil-blocking barrier island plan.
Billy Nungesser and Craig Taffaro – the first-term parish presidents from Plaquemines and St. Bernard – must have a touch of pirate in them, because their quest to see President Barack Obama May 28 in Grand Isle was nothing short of privateer perfection.
As feelings of helplessness began to mount last week with the oil spill in the Gulf moving into its second month, Plaquemines Parish residents gathered for two town hall meetings to confront British Petroleum and Coast Guard representatives face-to-face with their frustrations and fears.