Sign up Today for Levees.org’s Third Annual Levee Disaster Bike Tour

Cyclists ride through the Lake Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans en route from the London Avenue Canal breach to the 17th Street Canal breach.  Photo/Hubie Vigreux

Cyclists ride through the Lake Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans en route from the London Avenue Canal breach to the 17th Street Canal breach. Photo/Hubie Vigreux

The Levee Disaster Bike Tour is a healthy meaningful way to learn more about the worst civil engineering disaster in the history of the United States.

WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 2014
TIME: 9 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Departs from City Park
WHY: The survivors of the New Orleans Flood deserve the vetted facts

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Attorneys Offer to Tear Up Contract if Energy Companies Agree to Negotiate

Gladstone Jones, Angela Hill and Sandy Rosenthal. Photo/Ian Hoch

Gladstone Jones, Angela Hill and Sandy Rosenthal. Photo/Ian Hoch

On Tuesday April 8, speaking through Gladstone Jones, the three attorney groups representing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East in its wetlands damages lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies proposed to waive fees they are owed if the companies agree within six months to begin negotiating.

Gladstone Jones, with the firm Jones, Swanson, Huddell and Garrison made the announcement on the Angela Hill radio show. Levees.org founder, Sandy Rosenthal, an invited guest of the show was present to hear the announcement in person and asked the studio manager for a photograph to record the important moment.

“What an amazing act of good faith,” said Rosenthal, immediately after the announcement.

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Steep Flood Insurance Rate Hikes has Roots in Corps’ Levee Mistakes

Flood symbol created by Levees.org web designer Stanford Rosenthal is registered as a universal icon.

This flood symbol, created by Levees.org web designer Stanford Rosenthal, is registered as a universal icon.

The steep premium increases in flood insurance being seen by policyholders all across the nation are the direct result of the federal government’s failed levees in New Orleans in 2005.

While the worst rate spikes will occur gradually over a period of years–thanks to a bill that President Obama signed into law last month–a reported 1.1 million homeowners in flood-prone areas will still face sharp premium increases.

These overnight increases, some as high as 15-fold, have their roots in the failure of American civil engineering know-how almost nine years ago.

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