Title: Bayou Corne Resident Meeting With La. State Representatives (Informal)
Date: Nov. 8, 2012
Published: Nov. 10, 2012
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Louisiana State Representative Joe Harrison: I’m gonna tell you something, the infrared satellite vision that they have, these things can tell you more than you ever imagined. I leaned a lot about that during the BP thing. At the base where they’re at, they can tell you more things and actual chemical compound makeups with their equipment than I ever imagined they could. And they’re doing that right now, it’s being monitored.
Resident 1: They’re doing it through infrared?
Harrison: Yes ma’am they’re just not giving us the information.
Resident 2: Who is they?
Harrison: The federal government [...] This thing just seems to escalate [...] They need somebody to tie it all together [...] It needs to be declared a disaster. Once it’s declared a disaster, a whole new set of rules and regulations are enforced. [...]
Resident: What can we do to help push that along?
Harrison: They’re concerned about the viability of the highway [...] hit them where their pockets are. They really care about revenue [...] When you say you shut down Interstate 70 [...] Morgan City is a major thoroughfare for the energy industry [...] Forced evacuation was a second thing [...] Revenue is the big thing right now, I can tell you [...]
Once the feds take over that’s when things will happen. We’re in an in-between stage right now.
Published: November 14th, 2012 at 4:30 pm ET