Governor Jindal’s most recent attempt at political heroics in his bid to become Vice-President comes at the expense of landowners in Louisiana who have continually sustained damages from environmental clean-up due to oil exploration and production activities. Jindal’s compromise seeks to accelerate the clean-up process, supported by Big Oil because it limits liability for long term damages sustained by landowners.
A state Senate committee early Thursday advanced legislation that supporters called a compromise between oil companies and the owners who want their land cleaned up from decades-old drilling activities.
After narrowly setting aside an effort to postpone a vote on the measure, Senate Bill 555 was advanced without objection to the Senate floor by the Senate Committee for Natural Resources.
Highly paid lobbyists and lawyers sat alongside highly ranked staffers in the Jindal administration as state Sen. Robert Adley presented the changes to his Senate Bill 555 that he said was the best effort to move past often bitter behind-closed doors negotiations that have stalled for years. link
If LOGA (Louisiana Oil and Gas Association) and LMOGA (Louisana Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas Association) are posting news releases about the ‘compromise’ then we feel something fishy is going on.
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