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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:01 PM
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Louisiana Governor Seals Oil-Spill Records

Louisiana Governor Seals Oil-Spill Records

By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF

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In his veto letter, the governor asserted that opening the records could give BP and other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon blowout an advantage in future litigation over damages to the state.

Such access could impair the states legal position both in responding to the disaster that is unfolding and in seeking remedies for economic injury and natural resource damage, Mr. Jindal wrote.

But Zygmunt Plater, a law professor at Boston College who served as chairman of an Alaskan legal task force after the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, called the governors legal rationale flawed, particularly in regard to tallying environmental damage.

Its extremely difficult for me to see why natural resource claims would be at all compromised, he said. The natural resource damages part of that makes no sense to me.

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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:03 PM
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1. How much did BP and its cronies donate to the Gov's campaign?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:23 PM
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2. Old news, but he's a piece of crap. nt
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