May 17, I-49? Public Sierra Club Meeting

The next meeting concerning I-49 will be held at the main branch of the Lafayette Public Library, in the 2nd floor conference room.

6:00 P.M.

Downtown Library

Let Your Voice be HEARD

Open Mic forum, You will be heard



  1. Bruce Darling, Hydrologist, Conducted Recharge Study of Chicot Aquifer relating to LUS Water Wells in 2007

TOPIC: “Surface Water, Ground Water, Our Chicot Aquifer”


  1. William Goodell, Environmental Attorney

TOPIC: “Previous Evaluations of Contamination Studies at the Rail Road Sight and the Proposed I-49 Connector”


  1. Harold Schoeffler, Chairman of the Acadian Group Sierra Club

TOPIC: “The DOTD Contract for the I-49 Connector Through Lafayette”

Download a copy of the contract



DOTD, OneAcadiana, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Officials from Area Parishes have been invited to be present to have answers to your questions and an opportunity to hear your thoughts and concerns about this project.

darlingBruce Darling, Ph.D., PG

Bruce Darling is a Senior Consultant based in Texas with more than 34 years of experience focused on groundwater resource evaluation, inorganic geochemistry, stable isotope methods in hydrology, naturally occurring radioactive isotopes and age-dating of groundwater, brine chemistry, oil and gas operations, and site characterization of proposed sites for the processing and disposal of low-level radioactive waste

He has dealt extensively with problems related to the occurrence, transport and fate of arsenic, heavy metals and naturally occurring radionuclides in soils and groundwater. His modeling has often demonstrated that arsenic in groundwater at oil and gas fields in Louisiana and at aquifer storage and recovery sites and industrial facilities in Florida is traceable to common geochemical reactions that liberate arsenic from native soils and rocks, and not to industrial sources often cited by regulators and other environmental consultants.

He has been deeply involved in matters related to water-planning and water-resource economics. He was a principal author of the first regional water-planning document submitted to the Texas Water Development Board for Region E (Far West Texas), and he was the project director for the development of a statewide water management plan submitted to the Louisiana Groundwater Conservation Commission.

In addition to his consulting work, Bruce has directed field programs in complex igneous and metamorphic rock systems of Kenya for nonprofit organizations committed to the development of water resources in East Africa.

Career Summary: Bruce Darling, Ph.D., PG

  • Education:D., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997; M.A., Energy & Mineral Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989; M.S., Geology, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1984; B.A., Philosophy, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1975
  • Practice Areas:Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup, Water and Natural Resources, Waste Management
  • Disciplines:Hydrogeology, Geochemistry
  • Specialties:Groundwater Exploration & Development; Water Planning, Management & Economics; Hazardous/Radioactive Waste Site Characterization & Development; Geochemical Equilibrium & Reaction-Path Modeling; Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Aqueous Systems & Hydrocarbons; Geochemistry & Origin of Saline Waters; Oil & Gas Operations and Litigation
  • Registration:G., Louisiana, #16; P.G., Texas, #57



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