Title: A way of life on the brink of extinction in the Louisiana bayous
Source: The Independent
Author: David Usborne
Date: August 4, 2013
[...] “Did they tell you it’s still growing?” [Bayou Corne resident Mike Schaff] asks, before pointing to a faint oil sheen you could only see from up here.
Among those speaking out on behalf of residents is Russel Honoré, a retired army general [...]
“If this 22-acre sinkhole was 30 miles from Boston it would be in the news daily, the federal government would be involved [...] Even the big time environmental groups have ignored the significance of this sinkhole.” [...]
The reason for the evacuation is not the sinkhole itself but the still leaking gas. In theory, if gas accumulates under [Brandon Alleman's] home it could blow it sky high without warning.
To show how widespread the methane leakage is, Mr Allemon [sic] took this reporter on a metal skiff through the bayous near the sinkhole. [...] Every few hundred yards, however, the surface of the water is disturbed by bubbling gas. The more violent among them are like small underwater geysers [...]
Published: August 5th, 2013 at 11:00 am ET