Time to drive on, Louisiana
Alrighty then! Enough time has been spent waiting for Bush et al to grasp the situation in New Orleans and the decimated coastal parishes. Louisiana needs to take charge of its own destiny – and I like the sound of this:
Blanco: No offshore signoffs unless La. gets royalty share
Money could finance hurricane protection
Gov. Kathleen Blanco warned this week that the state would not support future offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico unless Louisiana gets a share of the federal royalties generated by oil production there.
That’s the right answer! Good on ya!
And as long as folks are getting proactive, Rodger has another good idea over on his blog.
Let's stop begging Washington. After Bush's speech tonight it's obvious we are off the agenda.
We should impose a tax of one dollar on every barrel of oil [produced] in the state.