Lake Peigneur Trial Begins in New Iberia
New Iberia, LA (KADN) — At the Iberia Parish Courthouse Save Lake Peigneur Inc.'s trial against the Division of Coastal Mgmt. within the Department of Natural Resources started today. The lawsuit was filed because Save Lake Peigneur Inc. believes the Division of Coastal Mgmt. granted permits to dredge in and near the salt mines near lake Peigneur without doing due diligence.
Save Lake Peigneur Inc. claims that the dredging can be an environmental hazard as well as a danger to the residents of Lake Peigneur. They are asking the judge to demand the state and federal government perform more regulation and environmental impact studies before granting permits to companies wishing to use the salt mines as natural gas storage facilities.