Letter: No justice in coastal damage lawsuits

Regarding “Coastal damage lawsuits are all wet” by Quin Hillyer:

At last, someone with some brains writes a decent column on this issue.

We in south Louisiana live in a geological sedimentary basin. The land is constantly sinking as delta sediment decomposes and compresses. The levees prevent replenishment of the delta, sending the Mississippi River sediment into deep water offshore. One can blame the oil companies for dredging canals eliminating marsh the width and length of the canals. The spoil from the dredging lines the sides of the canals, creating some high ground. All that was done within Louisiana law as the column brought out.

Lawsuits against the oil industry in this case are not winnable, hurt the state’s job market and are just plain unjust.

David Singleton

engineer

New Orleans