File this under the crazy world of Katrina
Never ones to let an ambulance go by unescorted, trial lawyers and the environmental scare mongering industry have already filed the first of what will undoubtably be many class action lawsuits against the oil and gas industry alleging environmental harms as a result of katrina.
“Everyone has been talking about the failures of the state, local and
federal governments in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,” said Val P. Exnicios of Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser. “We believe it's the right time to pinpoint who's essentially responsible for the devastation caused by Katrina in the first place — the major oil and gas companies, who haphazardly dredged thousands of miles of exploration and drill site canals throughout South Louisiana to extract oil and gas.
Next up, look for lawsuits blaming Mississippi Power and Southern Company for Katrina as a result of the global warming they are responsible for (I'll have more on climate change lawsuits later today).