Yes, it's a moral question. Can Louisiana extort the profits from someone else's land or not?
May I rob your house if I promise to use the proceeds to prevent coastal erosion?
It's only fair!
Whose land would Louisiana be extorting profits from?
DOg gone the reason for this is a historic fluke going back to the 50's when Perez held so much power. Again its basic fairness. What we are trying to do is find a steady revenue stream that will be able to fund Coastal Restoration. If it doesnt happen the OIl and Gas Industry will be in danger. Thats all thats going on. I dont think this will happen. But it also sends a message to the oil industry that has benifited to uh please help out and to remind them that long tern viability is at stake.