Government Report Slams Senator Adley’s SB 79

Site of 17th Street Canal breach before work crews arrived.  Photo/Matt Ewalt

Site of 17th Street Canal breach before work crews arrived. Photo/Matt Ewalt

Yesterday, the Bureau of Governmental Research issued a scathing report concluding that SB 79–proposed by Sen Robert Adley–should be rejected.

The BGR report wrote, “the devastating toll taken by the 2005 levee failures…prompted voters statewide to demand a different approach to flood protection in New Orleans.”

The report, said SB 79 “vastly increased the governor’s influence over the boards’ decision-making processes.”

Levees.org agrees and believes SB 79 will undo the historic legislation passed after the Army Corps of Engineers’ levees failed the people of the City. SB 79′s permanent changes appear to have one goal: to protect the Oil and Gas Industry.

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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

To sign up, click here.

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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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