Louisiana’s Natural Resources Department Gives A Permit For Natural Gas Storage In Iberia Parish
The state of Louisiana has now granted the first of three Department of Natural Resources permits for the proposed expansion of an underground natural gas storage operation. It would be in the salt dome under Lake Peigneur.
Organizers of the "Save Lake Peigneur" group are hoping no permits are allowed to go through. They are worried about the safety of residents in the area.
AGL Reources wants to scour out two new salt cavers at the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility. They already have tow caverns that have been used to store gas since the 1990's.
The President of "Save Lake Peigneur" Nara Crowley says that she and other opponents are very worried and point to the sinkhole in Assumption. Close to nine acres have been swallowed up by the sinkhole which state authorities says is because of a collapsed salt cavern.