Louisiana Remembers BP Oil Spill: Scalise, Landrieu, Nungessser, Richmond

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:01 Written by

 Various Louisiana officials have released statements concerning the one year anniversary since the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill including those below from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Plaquesmines Parish Billy Nungesser, Congressman Steve Scalise and Congressman Cedric Richmond: 

Jindal, Louisiana Parish Officials Mark BP Oil Spill Anniversary
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 18:12 Written by

Today, Governor Jindal was joined by state officials and coastal leaders including Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, Terrebonne Parish President Michel H. Claudet, St. Bernard Parish President Craig P. Taffaro, Jr., St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph and Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle to mark the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill, which began on April 20thlast year. 

Interior Sec. Salazar Remembers Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 10:21 Written by

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

“Today, we remember the eleven men who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.  They were sons, fathers, husbands and brothers.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones on this solemn anniversary.   

Absolute Worst New Orleans Saints NFL Draft Picks Ever
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 09:25 Written by

In 1967, their first season, the Saints made the worst draft decision in franchise history.

The Saints had traded the No. 1 over-all pick in the draft to Baltimore for backup quarterback Gary Cuozzo, and the Saints had another No. 1 pick, the 26th over-all.

Cao On Run In Louisiana Attorney General Race
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 17:17 Written by

Former one-term Congressman Joseph Cao (R)  has announced he is running for Louisiana Attorney General against Democrat turned Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell who was first elected Attorney General four years ago.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal Blasts BP On Eve Of Spill Anniversary
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 16:41

Louisiana Governor Jindal criticized BP on the eve of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster which rocked the world last year.  The Governor said that BP should make a downpayment on the restoration projects of the state and other Gulf States.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal Wants De-Politicizing Of Med Center In New Orleans
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 16:23

Bobby Jindal said the future course and size of the University Medical Center—an issue which has caused a difference of opinion between U.S. Senator David Vitter and the Governor-- will be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors and should be based upon independent business analysis and not politics.   

Obama’s Snub of Louisiana, Gulf Coast On BP Anniversary Is Absurd
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 14:45 Written by

Tomorrow will be the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident claimed the lives of 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in United States history. The region is still dealing with the impact of the spill and the administration’s misguided attack on the oil and gas industry.

New Orleans Saints NFL Draft: Roaf Revisited
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 10:55 Written by

There is no sound quite like the thrilling sound of an announcement that a player has been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

It's a beautiful noise with the power to transform anxiety into fulfillment. Offensive tackle Willie Roaf thought he might be picked by Arizona with the fourth selection.

Will Jindal's Push In Louisiana Redistricting Session Backfire?
Monday, 18 April 2011 23:17 Written by

The Louisiana Legislature, at the 11th hour, passed a Congressional redistricting plan that left several state legislators unhappy.  Earlier, it also agreed on new district lines for the 39 state Senate and 105 state House districts after much rancor and controversy.

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