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4/16/2019 Member News
Oil and gas geologist: Suing energy industry won't help preserve New Orleans

Oil and gas geologist: Suing energy industry won't help preserve New Orleans

By The Advocate

Current sea level rise projections present substantial challenges, and the world is watching New Orleans. On March 29, the city took a step in the wrong direction by choosing litigation as the best path forward. Perched on one of the world’s great river deltas, New Orleans experiences natural rates of subsidence that are two to three times the rate of global sea level rise. This means that New Orleans will experience the relative impacts of sea level rise before almost anyone else does. New Orleans has the task of showing the way.

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