Thursday, June 15, 2006

Blanco takes serious measures on offshore leasing. | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Local News:
"Gov. Kathleen Blanco on Wednesday upped the ante in her offensive to get billions of dollars from offshore oil and natural gas royalties for Louisiana, formally objecting to an August sale of federal drilling leases off the state's coast.

Backing up months of rhetoric, Blanco said she sent a letter opposing the sale to the U.S. Minerals Management Service. The objection, officials said, sets the stage for a lawsuit asking a judge to force the federal government to give Louisiana more money."

Why in all the years we have been bellyaching about the raw deal we get from the feds hasn't some governor before this figured out that we have some leverage? Why is Blanco the first to figure this out?

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