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Note that when the terms of John Barry and two other board members of the SLFPAE [Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East] expired earlier this month, Governor Bobby Jindal replaced them “with appointees who promised to try to get the board to kill the suit.” http://www.johnmbarry.com/bio.htm See also: http://jonesswanson.com/ http://jonesswanson.com/oil-gas-and-pipeline-companies-sued-for-louisiana-coastal-land-loss-and-flood-risk-according-to-slfpa-e/ Please also see all of our other related reblogs. They are especially important as Governor Jindal postures himself to move from being a Louisiana problem to being a National and by extension an International problem. Bienvenue en Louisiane…oh, no, whoops that was Edwin Edwards, now with Jindal it must be “svāgata”, Hindi (according to google) for “welcome” to Louisiana. Besides oil dollars have no country.
Mark Mosley over at The Lens NOLA writes a nice little summation of why Bobby Swindal is desperate to kill the lawsuit filed by the SE Flood Board against Big Oil:
Does the flag of Texaco still fly over the Louisiana State Capitol? That’s the question writer John Barry posed to Lens readers recently. Barry is the vice chairman of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, which is suing oil, gas and pipeline companies for accelerating the erosion of our coast.
In every meaningful sense the answer, of course, is yes. The state’s dominant industry is oil and gas, and energy barons still fund the candidates and call the shots. If they are crossed in the slightest, they wail like stuck pigs and invoke the specter of job losses. Large media outlets and the business community are always quick to join the chorus.
While Big Oil doesn’t have a physical…
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