Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature
Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

President Obama  will  be  giving a major speech today  concerning  immigration reform.   This morning, prior to his speech, Obama's senior advisor, David Axelrod, posted this letter to the Whitehouse web site providing a barebones outline  to one of the major issues  that will likely be addressed in the immigration reform debate.  Here is Alexrod's letter:

Rep. Edward J.  Markey (E-Mass) once again ripped BP’s spill response apart by noting it did not mention hurricanes or tropical storms.   In doing so, the Congressman  raises the question  whether any of  the major oil  companies are prepared for a oil spill  and  a major storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a press release, Markey states that “Hurricane Alex moves through the Gulf of Mexico today, disrupting spill response operations, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) revealed that BP makes zero mentions of the words “hurricane” or “ tropical storm” in its response plan to a Gulf spill. Following this latest revelation highlighting BP’s unpreparedness for disasters, Rep. Markey asked BP to explain their storm contingency plans in full.

For those who believe  that Louisiana should rally against the federal  moratorium, you might want  to attend this major rally by industry and government and political giants.  Here are the particulars....Rally for Economic Survival, lift the moratorium
Yesterday was another day in the long struggle for survival on the Gulf Coast. It also marked another visit from an Obama administration official. This time, Vice President Joe Biden brought his usual mix of foolish bravado and inappropriate humor to the region. His visit amounted to nothing of substance for the people of our state. His trip required the diversion of resources from vital clean-up efforts. Biden used his short visit to appear on camera with other politicians and eat seafood. Amazingly, Biden refused to meet with Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and only gave this key local leader thirty seconds of his time. Biden used the visit for politics and a photo opportunity, instead of an opportunity to clean up the mess created by the federal government.

Vice President Biden visited the Gulf Coast yesterday under a storm of anger and a natural one powering through the western Gulf of Mexico.
Across the Gulf coastal region, members of the seafood industry are upset and concerned about the growing desperate plight of their families and businesses.   
As each day goes by, another seafood industry icon closes its doors while the industry leaders assert that there are plenty of shrimps and fish safe to eat and available to go to market.  

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.


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal discussed his visit with Vice President Joseph Biden who travelled to Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast.

Jindal said the two discussed a number of issues and heard from the commercial fishermen who have been gravely impacted by the BP oil spill and the gulf deep water drilling moratorium imposed by President Barack Obaman after the Deep Horizon rig exploded.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal discussed his visit with Vice President Joseph Biden who travelled to Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast.

Jindal said the two discussed a number of issues and heard from the commercial fishermen who have been gravely impacted by the BP oil spill and the gulf deep water drilling moratorium imposed by President Barack Obaman after the Deep Horizon rig exploded.

Vice President Biden is visiting the Gulf Goast today under a storm of anger and a natural one in the western part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Across the that region, members of the seafood industry are upset and concerned about the growing desperate plight of their families and businesses.   
As each day goes by, another seafood industry icon closes while the industry  leaders assert that there is plenty of shrimps and fish safe to eat and available to go to market.  
And, as June now makes way for July, and as days of this crises mount, local  government officials are getting more frantic, disillusioned  and upset at what they see as BP and the federal government’s slow, inadequate and sometimes feeble response.   

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