One day after BP tar balls were found in interior waters and a small part of Lake Pontchartrain was shut down, Governor
Bobby Jindal blasted the federal government in what could be considered his most stinging criticism of the governmental action since the onset of the oil spill. In particular, Jindal cited a plan that was rejected which the state and local government claim would have provided some protection to vulnerable coasts.
Is BP allowing its employees and contractors to be more accessible to the media? For weeks one of the biggest complaints within the media and others was the lack of media availability to those who on on the ground or in the waters helping with the Oil Spill efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, officials from the Coast Guard have told media in Louisiana that the BP contractors had signed a confidentiality agreement preventing the contractors from talking with the media.
It is said "oil and water do not mix".
The man that Governor Bobby Jindal recently appointed as the incoming Commissioner of Administration, Paul Rainwater, announced today that Mark Brady will serve as Deputy Commissioner of Administration, following the retirement of Barbara Goodson, who is retiring after 36 years of state service. Goodson’s retirement is effective July 25.
What did Governor Bobby Jindal discuss with Joe Biden during the Vice President’s visit to Louisiana on June 29?
Certainly one of the issues was the gulf deep drilling moratorium that is high on the agenda of BP oil spill related issues.
Here are just some of the comments Jindal gave to the media during the press conference held following his visit with Biden.