Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said Wednesday afternoon at a press conference in New Orleans that BP, for the very first time, explicitly said it would not pay for any losses associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium imposed by the federal government beyond the one-hundred-million-dollars that BP has already paid for claims.

New Orleans—Plaintiffs Hornbeck Offshore Services and other companies that won a preliminary injunction against the federal government on Tuesday have requested that Judge Martin Feldman order the enforcement of his ruling.

The BP gulf oil spill is dredging up a real strain of relations between the Obama administration and the State of Louisiana and is dredging up acrimonious issues over barrier islands that took weeks to resolve.
Yesterday, federal and state authorities fought over the oil drilling moratorium and dredging of sand for barrier islands.  

The following is a statement from Hornets owner George Shinn regarding the speculation concerning Chris Paul.

President Obama remove General Stanley McChrystal's from his command in the Afghanistan war because of the  general’s comments in the Rolling Stone magazine. 

According to the AP, Interior Secretary Salazar will impose the drilling moratorium despite a court ruling today lifting the moratorium.Earlier today, a  federal judge in New Orleans lifted the moratorium.  Numerous Louisiana officials have urged President Obama to not appeal  appeal the court ruling.

New Orleans federal judge Martin Feldman handed the Obama administration a major defeat in its efforts to prevent future oil spills from occurring and in its efforts to contain such future calamities.

A federal judge in New Orleans has stopped the oil moratorium imposed by the Obama administration. President Obama placed the deep sea drilling moratorium for safety measures weeks after the BP oil spill event. U.S. District Court Judge Feldman in New Orleans heard the case on Monday. President Obama had imposed the six-month moratorium for safety reasons which policy was strongly opposed by business organizations, the media, Louisiana politicians and much of the general Louisiana populace. The Obama administration halted the approval of new permits. It also suspended the 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Feldman accepted the argument proposed by many throughout Louisiana that the federal government cannot assume that if one oil rig failed, other rigs would be an imminent danger. Those in favor of the moratorium have argued that the suspension is needed since the oil industry does not have a satisfactory plan for oil containment or protection against failure.

Louisiana Politics and comedy at its best.

Yes, James Carville and Gennifer Flowers on stage, and at the same time, same place

Say it's not true!

Jefferson Parish Assessor Lawrence Chehardy today announced his decision to bring his 35 years of championing the fight for taxpayers as assessor to an end effective January 1, 2011.

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