Friday, May 05, 2006

No new leases till we're safe! | News | Blanco renews offshore leases threat:
"Stressing that “time is running out” to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding coastline, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Thursday she will follow through with her threat to block the federal government’s next offshore oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico unless a revenue-sharing agreement can be reached with the state.

Blanco put the U.S. Minerals Management Service on notice in late January that she may block impending lease sales in federal waters unless Louisiana gets a share of the federal royalties generated by oil and gas production in the Gulf. A March lease sale went off without a hitch.

The next sale is scheduled for the western Gulf in August."

It took an emergency like Katrina for someone to step forward and say 'no more exploitation' of Louisiana's coast witthout compensation.
"No exploitation without compensation" seems to have a familiar sound, come to think of it.

1 comment:

da po' boy said...

Thanks for pointing out that story.