Leased land and our rights to State properties
June 12, 2012 at 10:27pm
I guess some of you are right to lease what you want but what really gets me is that in today's Abbeville Meridional, LDWF has hundreds of acres of State Land in the White Lake area and through-out Vermilion Parish that they are leasing off to the highest bigger. I understood this land was donated/put in public trust with the State for all citizens to use just as Rockefeller Refuge. When Amoco had this in the 70'+s they would bring in corporate guests from all over the world to kill hundreds of ducks and other wildlife. What happened to the rights of the citizens when the best areas are leased off to the highest bidder and a few of us may get a chance at the lottery on the poorer properties. The State is making millions off of our resources and feeding us a few crumbs. Did any of you know that no Royalties from White Lake, for the oil and gas goes to the local governments such as the Police Jury of VP. The road through PI was built with dredged Indian mounds built of oysters shells and it ha always been a natural waterway which Exxon has attempted to deny in the past. Also the Humble Canal was a natural waterway for years until one land company decided to claim it to save it for our future while leasing the surrounding marsh. WE are flooding during hurricanes because our barrier and oyster reefs were raped/stolen, with the full knowledge of or legislators, with no benefit to the citizens. People that had lived on PI for generations can no longer access the marsh south of hwy 82 without paying a lease, If the marsh was sold in the 60's it was sold illegally as it was supposed to be entrusted to the State for future generations to access, not just the highest bidder. One day when there are no more hunting areas for you and your children we will be the ones to the blame for letting it happen. We are not speaking of land, such as timberland, but waterways that belong to the State of Louisiana to hold for future generations. why aren't the Monies made open for us to see where it is being spent; to keep our areas free and open for our kids. because if not then why have guns and boats we can no longer use in the not too far future. Much of the Basin is now off-limits with paying a lease which never comes back or invested. Just a few thoughts to wonder about for those of us that were once free to use our resources as God and the Fed Government intended. Ray. I have sent this and much more of evidence of our stolen resources to be should around the country for all to see the corruption in the once free Sportsman's Paradise as follows:
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On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 5:06 AM,Ray wrote: did you receive my info or should I send it again
---- NumbersUSA Loved & Lost loveditlostit @numbersusa.com> wrote:*June 5, 2012
Dear Mr. Ray,
We would like to thank you for your contribution to Roy’s Loved It & Lost It blog post on the NumbersUSA homepage last week. We are in the process of creating a new website in which your story, and stories like yours, can be shared and documented to illustrate the effects of immigration-driven population growth and development on the environment of the United States.
We would like to share your story about the Louisiana Marshes that has been compromised or destroyed due to population growth on this new website to increase awareness of the downsides of U.S. population growth. If you are willing to elaborate on your comment from the blog post, we would like to add your full story to our website so that we can share your words with our viewers.In addition to your personalized story, we are also looking for pictures of the place you loved and lost, or fear will be lost in the future. Before and after pictures will illustrate the extent of changes that have been made to your special place; however, any and all pictures are welcomed contributions. Along with any pictures you may have, we would also like to include the specific name and address of the place so that others may be able to locate it.
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