One thing that's different is that federal lands within a state are still within a state. Federal lands outside the state boundaries, like Blanco wants to grab, are a different matter. She might as well demand a royalty share of every oil tanker that enters Louisiana state waters regardless of where that oil actually came from.
The same could be said for Texas who also gets royalties from off shore drilling off of their coasts. Are they stealing profits? Is that illegal? Is that immoral? Is that reprehensible?
The point is this Dog GOne. What is needed is long term Coastal protection for the entire coast. Thats the issue. The point has been that Louisiana would use these funds excusively for that. Now before everyone goes Libertarian on me here we have noticed that various places have been protected by Fed Help. The Everglades is a big area where I have never heard people say thats Floridas problem dont spend money. The Coastal erosion problem is massive and cannot be funded soley by Louisiana. Its really a win for everyone if Louisiana Coast are protected. The oil royalty issue is being brought up because again it looks like the major problem is again to be overlooked