Erin Brockovich

National attention has been drawn to Louisiana’s state of emergency following the visit by Erin Brockovich. Erin visited the oil and gas industry’s salt dome collapse “sinkhole” disaster area, telling reporters an absolute risk of explosions exists, locals need to get out and they need to sue for relief.

Brockovich and her colleague, California attorney Tom Girardi, hired by a number of the sinkhole zone residents, were in Pierre Part for a meeting Saturday to discuss relief through legal options for residents evacuated from Bayou Corne due to a historic collapsing salt dome “sinkhole.” (Image by: