Lt. General Russell Honoré to speak at public action event

Published 7:37 am Friday, March 17, 2023

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WHO: Lake Maurepas Preservation Society (LMPS)
What: A public education event on Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) and impacts on Lake Maurepas and the surrounding wetlands
When: Saturday, March 18th, at 11:00 a.m.
Where: The AmVets Hall– 26890 LA-42, Springfield, LA 70462.

Lt. General Russell Honoré (Ret) will be the keynote speaker at an event hosted by the Lake Maurepas Preservation Society to give residents a non-corporate perspective on the proposed Lake Maurepas CCS project, currently under review by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Respected experts on wetlands biology, geology, coastal Louisiana, and environmental law will present a comprehensive picture of the project and its possible detrimental repercussions.

LMPS has invited legislators from all levels of government to this event. “We want the lawmakers to know how the citizens whose lives will be affected by this project feel about it,” says Caleb Atwell, LMPS Vice President. “Many people live on and around the lake, people whose livelihoods and lineages come from the lake. We are anticipating a large crowd.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, and Rep. Garret Graves have been invited, along with members of the state House and Senate from the districts surrounding Lake Maurepas. Council members from Ascension, Iberville, Livingston, St. James, St. John the Baptist and Tangipahoa parishes, officials in the Army Corp of Engineers and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources have also been invited.
LMPS is a nonprofit, grassroots organization, comprised of concerned citizens from the parishes bordering Lake Maurepas and it’s associated wetlands who have joined together with the collective goal to restore the Lake Maurepas ecosystem to its natural state and to preserve and protect it from any and all potential threats.