Crawfish Report religiously attends the meetings of the Baton Rouge Press Club and we are often disturbed by what we hear. Certainly we have been disturbed for some time by the gross environmental negligence of Louisiana’s lawmakers from Huey Long on up to Bobby Jindal.
General Obi Wan, er, Russel Honore, the hero of Hurricane Katrina, said we’re in danger of losing the crawfish crop if we don’t do something about oil and chemical spills, sink holes, salt water intrusion, etc. caused by environmental negligence, ignorance, apathy and torpor.
General Honore, at great personal sacrifice, is the only public figure with any clout pointing the finger of justice at the Louisiana politicians who are in bed with the polluters. Hell, we’re using 1950s technology to monitor 21st century industry. He may be the only man who can make Louisiana politicians listen and do what’s right.
General Honore’s message? “Hey, Industry! If you make a mess in our state (oil spills, sink holes, ruined marshland, etc.), fix it!” Couldn’t be simpler.
Here’s Advocate reporter Amy Wold’s report on Obi Wan’s talk.READ THE STORY