Skip to comments.Cassidy pushes (exempt RAT) Landrieu to consider oil money bill
Posted on 04/27/2014 4:22:01 PM PDT by Libloather
In a statement, the Democratic senator said her 2006 GOMESA legislation has already secured millions for the state, and she noted her committee already has held a hearing on her revenue sharing legislation. "I am sure the people of Louisiana are happy that Bill Cassidy has finally joined the fight for revenue sharing for the Gulf Coast," Landrieu said.
She added: "Unfortunately, Rep. Cassidy voted for a bill that makes Louisiana wait to share in this revenue, and that is inconceivable and unacceptable."
Over the years, state officials have argued Louisiana was owed a greater share of the offshore royalty dollars because it provides vital infrastructure used by the oil and gas industry and because wetlands and coastline have been damaged by the deep canals carved into Louisiana's marshes and dredging from the industry.
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