Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm Glad You Said That

The Times-Picayune ran this editorial today calling for the federal government to share in the burden of restoring the state's coastal wetlands. The piece points to a federal Minerals Management Service study that says oil and gas production has taken a significant toll on Gulf Coast wetlands. Gee, really? Ya think? From the article:
These findings, which went unpublished for two years, lend strong support to Louisiana's argument that the federal government should bear a greater share of coastal restoration costs. Oil and gas networks serve the energy needs of the entire nation, and it's only fair that the environmental cost be shared, too.

Thank goodness the Times-Picayune is making the case for Louisiana. Our own state government seems preoccupied with acorns at the moment.

More here.

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