James Gill: Graves shows why lawsuit is needed
~So what else is new? Oil and gas executives must have spent many
hours congratulating themselves on how easy it is to take Louisiana for a
ride and having a good laugh at our expense. They will have many more
opportunities to do so once Jindal has made sure the levee board lawsuit
is junked and perpetuated the myth that they are our benefactors
because we need their jobs and their taxes.
They need our oil and gas even more, as their fabulous profits
attest. Those profits would have been much reduced had they not been
allowed to renege on their legal obligation to backfill obsolete canals
and otherwise repair the damage they have done to the wetlands. It has
evidently proven cheaper to buy politicians.