Legislators to Judge Suit Against Big Oil | LaPolitics – Says columnist John Maginnis: The primary goal of the first Louisiana Water Festival, this weekend in Baton Rouge, “is to defend against legislative attempts to squash the historic lawsuit filed by the Orleans area flood protection authority against 97 energy companies for damages to coastal marshes from their drilling, dredging and digging of canals.”
Bill de Blasio, who has promised aggressively activist government when it comes to early childhood education, reducing traffic fatalities and constructing subsidized housing, was this week asked to take on a role that might be too ambitious even for the mayor’s taste: becoming a buyer of last resort for Staten Island homeowners who’d rather move out than build back after superstorm Sandy.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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