Monday, June 9, 2014

The Single Question That Could Destroy Bobby Jindal’s Political Future ~CenLamar
~With the stroke of the pen, Governor Bobby Jindal likely saved the oil and gas industry billions of dollars in damages for which they otherwise would have been legally responsible, damages that are legitimately owed to hundreds, if not thousands, of hardworking families, businesses, and coastal communities who were devastated by and continue to suffer from the lingering effects of the worst environmental disaster in American history. Governor Jindal may claim this was about ending “frivolous lawsuits” and creating a “more fair and predictable legal environment,” but unfortunately for him, the geniuses on his communications team allowed Don Briggs, the President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, to tell it like it is, “a huge victory for the oil and gas industry.” To be sure, that may actually be an understatement.
This wasn’t about ending frivolous lawsuits or better ensuring a fair and predictable legal environment; it was about rigging the law in favor of the biggest, wealthiest, and most powerful industry in Louisiana (and arguably, the world).
Who will lead the New Orleans Saints in receptions this season?~H/T Black and Gold

New airport terminal discussion continues after protest ~Casey Ferrand, WDSU

Design, Construction of $615M PCCP Canal Closures Project Moves Forward ~Brenda Roggiero, Construction Engineering Guide

Rush Masonry Delivers High-Performance Exterior for Loyola University New Orleans Renovation of Monroe Hall ~Digital Journal

New Orleans librarian wins $3,000 prize ~AP via WVUE

New Orleans restaurant boom creates lack of skilled staffers ~Don Ames, WWL

Tab Benoit, "Medicine" ~WWOZ