The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What Really Happened

    The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What Really Happened

    In Part I: Ridiculing the Press, we looked at press coverage of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, an ongoing environmental incident in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. That coverage has ranged from indifferent to uninformed to inflammatory. As a citizen and resident of the state, I decided to assess it for myself.

    The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press

    The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press

    Scientifically illiterate and agenda-driven journalists can ruin what is actually a valid story. Today’s example is the coverage of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, an ongoing environmental situation of considerable concern at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. About 350 residents of the quiet community of Bayou Corne have been evacuated from their homes since the sinkhole’s sudden formation nearly a year ago. Local | Read More »