Friday, November 04, 2005
WATCH 11 minute Video:
"Louisiana the State We’re in"
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TEXT Transcript http://lpb.org/programs/swi/transcripts/04-Nov05entire.txt
Sen. Ben Nevers seems to have changed his tune:The Reservoir is now being built for water, but Washington Parish Reservoir was proposed for Recreation-Tourism by SCR 158.
It was to be modeled after Poverty Point Reservoir which uses four large bore 16" Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer water wells as a source of water for the lake.
Will the Washington Parish Reservoir also use aquifer water wells as a source of water?
Rep. Francis C. Thompson's CHALLENGE:
Rep. Francis C. Thompson said about his brother "Mike Thompson",
"NEVER, NEVER HAVE I BEEN OUT PROMOTING HIM. HE IS QUALIFIED TO PROMOTE HIS OWN ENDEAVORS AND HIS OWN INTERESTS."
"BUT I CHALLENGE ANYBODY TO PROVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT I HAVE SAID THAT ABSOLUTELY NOT AM I INVOLVED IN ANY OTHER ACTIVITY PROMOTING IT OR OTHERWISE".
Lake Charles American Press 4/24/2002 article about Allen Parish Reservoir says,
The panel again delayed the approval of a contract for consultant Mike Thompson until the commission is formed. Thompson played a vital role in moving the bill through the Legislature, Beard said.
Rep. Francis Thompson seems to have traveled to Allen Parish with Mike Thompson on July 1, 2004, and attended a Reservoir Commission Meeting promoting Reservoir.
In Bogalusa Daily News article Site work Rep. Francis Thompson spent 2 hours using Poverty Point as a model to promote the Washington Parish reservoir.
"Rep. Francis Thompson authored legislation creating Reservoirs in Richland, Allen, Ouachita, Caldwell, Morehouse, promoting them in Washington, and other Parishes."
Rep. Francis C. Thompson said,
"WOULD I THINK EVERY PART OF THE STATE NEEDS LAKES AND RESERVOIRS?
FOR OUR AREA, THAT WAS THE BEST THING I COULD DO."
I feel sorry for Rep. Thompson's constituents as that was the best he could do for them.
He seems to have helped his brother Mike Thompson earn about $100,000 per lake.
Rep. Francis C. Thompson also seems to be realizing personal gain by selling lakefront lots at Poverty Point Reservoir as CYPRESS COVE AT POVERTY POINT-LLC.