Saturday, June 18, 2005

A presidential setback for LA

The president’s recent announcement that Louisiana (and other states) should not be allowed a greater percentage of revenue from oil production in the state or offshore was a blow to Louisiana’s efforts to raise awareness about coastal erosion and attempts to raise funding to address it. Today’s Shreveport Times weighs in on the issue. Times Picayune commented on it yesterday. Earlier in the week, Louisiana congressman Bobby Jindal had urged state residents to push members of the senate to support the effort to direct more revenue to Louisiana. All in all, the president’s statement is a blow to Louisiana. And no doubt, as suggested by the SHV Times editorial, a big disappointment to residents of a state that supported the president so fully in the last election.