"If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me for many years. Seeing it first hand, I know what could happen," said Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal.
He vividly remembers the Jefferson Island Salt Mine Collapse... more »
The Iberia Parish Council is considering a resolution right now to stop AGL Resources from expanding natural gas storage at Lake Peigneur.
The lake borders Iberia and Vermilion Parishes. Recently, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury passed a similar resolution opposing the company's plans to build underground caverns to store... more »
A sinkhole in Assumption Parish is raising concerns in Acadiana. Crews are digging wells near a four-acre sinkhole beneath Bayou Corne. The wells are being sued to vent and investigate natural gas trapped below the salt brining facility.
Louisiana Senator Fred Mills said in light of this incident, he... more »
Lake Peigneur is at the center of debate once again but this time, it could affect your drinking water. These concerns were heard by state senators and representatives Thursday night in New Iberia. The worst case scenario? The water runs dry.
"Then you'll have the salt water intrusion and... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board says a natural gas company may double its storage caverns under Lake Peigneur - a plan many area residents strongly oppose.
AGL Resources Inc. of Atlanta must still get more than 20 permits before it can use fresh... more »
AGL resources is moving forward with a plan to store natural gas under Lake Peigneur. The state mineral board approved the move last month despite opposition from some residents living near the lake at a meeting today in Baton Rouge.
The board upheld its decision and will allow AGL... more »
Another public hearing will be held tonight in Iberia Parish concerning plans for Lake Peigneur. AGL resources wants to store natural gas in salt domes below the lake. But residents fear that could be hazardous. Tonight's hearing is set for 6 o'clock at New Iberia High school.