By: Kevin Boyd
Oil companies are now finding themselves responsible for drilling and coastal erosion that may have happened decades ago. The science of oil drilling has changed a lot over the past few decades and drilling is now done in a more environmentally safe manner.
With the uncertain legal environment in Louisiana, oil drillers will look for opportunities elsewhere before drilling in Louisiana. The state loses out on the tax revenue. Local economies lose out and eventually people living in the oil patch and surrounding areas start looking elsewhere to provide a good quality of life for their families.
All of this is because John Bel Edwards wants to reward his political cronies. But to do that, he must destroy the lifeblood of Louisiana’s economy. It tells us that Edwards values his political career over the health of Louisiana’s economy.