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Retired army general fights for environment

3 years 6 months 1 week ago November 15, 2013 Nov 15, 2013 Friday, November 15 2013 November 15, 2013 6:00 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Adrian Pittman

BATON ROUGE - A man known for turning around the Hurricane Katrina recovery is now leading the fight over Louisiana's environmental issues.

Retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore is spearheading an effort to change the way industries are regulated.

Honore joined the battle after the sinkhole formed in Assumption Parish and he felt not much was done by the state to hold the company believed responsible accountable.

"Something must be done. We can not keep doing what we've done in the past because we might bring industries but we won't be able to live here. We won't have clean water or air," Honore told News 2.

He's also working with advocacy groups to help draft legislation to force industries to follows the rules.


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