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4-17 9:45am Tommy, coastal erosion lawsuits

Apr 17, 2014|

Tommy talks to John Carmouche, an attorney with Talbot, Carmouche, and Marcello who's representing plaintiffs in the lawsuits against the oil and gas industries

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I Tommy Tucker Devin WL trying to emerge only texts and phone calls in the tweets and I. Guess that are on one of whom he's John -- moot issue is. A lawyer -- -- motion Marcelo and he's representing some plane -- in the coastal erosion lawsuits hey John good morning. More harm or good thanks for coming on and I'm just trying to figure out historically with the deal was going to end. Did anybody care that they get the right deal going in because they were so concerned with the money and and is anybody's living up to the deal that was cut so help me -- knowledge on if he can. That is the most important question and -- -- on the Johns. Interest to you that the state incur over demonstrated Kirch to. And we as the state cannot go back and retro actively apply all that is that is not true. In what the state needs to understand that the all of this industry people of the state. It's a self reporting process with the -- all company and the responsibility. To self report themselves to all the conservation. We have laws won't back. My -- and oh yeah John needed some report what. To the office of conservation. So report it it was a spill sell for poor if you'd permit -- the Foxit constipation and we expect this for the entire state of leading and go back to fifty and sixty. These laws require -- back in 1920. 1941. I'll leave a message they want or twenty. -- now leads producers so called war the operator company. Shell -- written permission to dispose of the crime manner acceptable to the department of minerals extreme control commissioner's state leading him. He's written permission to bring. Out -- -- exporting one. 1940. And always Shelby aren't dispose of them to portray it and our hat or polluting streams. Fresh water. 94 victory. Same law. You have to get written permission to destroy into lakes and bought body of war. Most important nineteen sports extra -- strict control commission. Order in accordance with appropriators and Obama resolution. Restraint control commission orders all individuals and corporations or other operating at all producers. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But this morning parishes including -- award -- entry problem. John let me ask you a technical question your people -- no -- that they don't know about it when you talk about discharging -- that. Who is a factor would come -- pipeline canals. If you if you can take a step back for a second what exactly are we talking about here in terms of what damage the wetlands and and you just told -- I think what what they were required to do in the absence of instructors they were required and -- it was and I -- agreement going and a contract that they had to self report. But technically do what happened what are you saying the in the suit that damaged the wetlands and I guess the actions that the oil companies took technically if you cannot. A little thumbnail of that so we understand exactly what's going on. Lindsay all this comes. -- or outcomes opens -- produce war. It is wasting all companies can't make money. Into that produce more toxic chemicals or some arrogant chromium radiation. And chloride. Hard currency -- so we haven't toxic. Produce border that comes. We're the only -- and they had to determine what to do. -- back in 1920s. In every other state they were dismal government. To the rest of wall waking up in Louisiana. They'd dug holes in the ground in the more in the wetlands and don't get into the online it's. So what happens is all of this produce toxic waste sheet down in the bottom that it outlook to the Whitman. Into that more and more outrageous dispose of the into the canal. So the at the High Court arrive -- toxic waste got into their arm. All you have to do is look at the photographs. We have the store where -- aerial photographs welcome back in the earnings. It destroyed. In wetlands and more. Does that that we're here because it toxic water leaching out of the underground pits were not line. Yes and or dispose. Of them -- where we -- which occur which was directly against what the premier said they had to do. It was directly against -- ball the law there was -- law and then in 1978. The state you Wheaton and -- political social management program. I -- week. We had to -- wanted to make Cho. These are all companies in -- That they had to restore the property and he -- I'll -- that language mineral exploration and production sites Shelby cleared we vegetative. Detoxify. You know a lot restored -- years are acceptable to the visual conditions upon termination operations. To a maximum extent practice. Did you say that was 78. Like 78 so from that point that was for anything that happened forward or went back in retroactively to. What we go back to the law back in 92 orchard in the pollute pollute. Corina you restored to its original position and 78 in the coastal zone management. Paris'. It would walk hired him to do so when they when they terminator operational canal they had restored to its original condition. That's what the law. So there's not about making trade offs. In exchange for jobs this is the jobs were -- the U wit the pre understanding. Either the state law or the permit or mineral whatever you said just now requiring them to do since. It required him to do it we need an economic bounce and we can't talk nobody. But on all gas industry -- namely thinker to this statement and they think in the future will be great for the state. What -- what we have to interstate realize that we ample laws and well. And we cannot anymore. -- taxpayers of this two -- pay for what we know the mean just for example term the coastal protection act. We don't budgeted forest -- in 2014. To spend our seventeen million dollars. Just fix the old industries ball to plug and abandon canals to plug and abandon abandon whales. Current seventeen million go to our education so education. But we taxpayers of them paid -- -- problem when they violated law at taxpayer. Taxpayer -- about it at all the taxpayer did potent. I mean we'd we'd have to stand out as stated swapped out to represent these are all represented that it. Proud to represent these parishes to stand in the -- have -- -- Horry who Yemen. These are dictionary duty and obligation. To make sure that these laws and rules and regulations follow. And it's time that we stand out and say you'd get. At times coming back to 1930 to talk about -- the we re in the best today. -- -- -- We might have to pay damages in the future -- with the -- -- on the document shall. We say. -- -- But just what did you say 117 million is nobody's. Aren't certain things they bought. It just for example just one project or that you get a -- -- is because more than that. The note this is what this state -- we are budgeted just like that is specific projects. It would restore coat. Like this one canal spot now so -- pay for what. We -- taxpayer being caught the advantage. He'll turn fifty billion now master plan and I think it's it's it's that is a few million. If he built into. How's that plan in needs to be -- does not and then there -- But the cost of taken out -- contamination which are required to detoxify. What when you look at reality for what Serbia and economists. Take the Chevron ExxonMobil BP and ConocoPhillips and ship. And -- similar problem though how long it would take them 2004. -- Tell me how long it would take them after they pay all expenses. Always a damper on the master planned fifty billion -- -- -- -- Two warrants in sixteen days. -- -- thought -- -- they'll honor -- on the spot Mon and Tuesday. So we have to look at rip. Out Juan I think everybody in the and his -- by state -- the all industries they all talk about the first change. The famous because we know that causes damage. We we know we can fix it. It's just time -- -- John that they can pay. Appreciate your time and I'll become act on -- talk about this is a -- John. Comes back on have a great day thank you got our --

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