Thursday, July 20, 2006

Good on you, Governor.

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"Gov. Kathleen Blanco is filing her lawsuit today seeking to block the federal offshore oil lease sale set for August 17.

“We are filing the complaint today in federal court in New Orleans,” Sidney Coffee, the governor’s adviser on coastal protection and restoration issues, said this morning.
The governor’s team is holding at press conference at 2:30 today to explain the details of the lawsuit, which basically charges the federal Mineral Management Services is not adequately addressing the sale’s environmental impact on Louisiana’s coast.

The lawsuit will seek an injunction blocking the sale pending a hearing on the merits of the governor’s complaint. It also asks the court to declare that the environmental impact statement prepared for the sale by MMS is invalid."

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