Sunday, February 05, 2006

Times Picayune backs Blanco's threat to cut off oil leases.

EDITORIAL: Louisiana's stick
Louisiana's leaders have made a strong case for getting a larger, fairer share of offshore oil royalties for the state; so far, though, reason and persuasion haven't worked with Congress or the Bush administration.

But Louisiana also has a stick -- the power to oppose the sale of new offshore oil leases -- and Gov. Blanco made the right move by showing that she might use it.

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