Monday, April 20, 2009

Protest the firing of LSU scientist Ivor Van Heerden for speaking out about levees.


Dr. Ivor van Heerden, the coastal scientist who saved lives in New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish, and led the state's independent Team Louisiana investigation into Hurricane Katrina levee failures, has been fired by Louisiana State University - without explanation.

The New York Times quotes Dr. Charles Delzell, an LSU professor and president of the LSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors as saying, “It’s a clear case of retaliation for his (van Heerden's) criticism of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

Please go and sign the petition.

1 comment:

New Orleans Ladder said...

Thanks Joseph, one peace at a time.
I really enjoy your blog and hung you onto our list of Stitch'hikas.

Sinn Féin, Noble Mon.
Editilla~New Orleans Ladder