John Neely Kennedy on Environment
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)
Landrieu said she was proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, with a large portion of the royalties going to help coastal protection efforts.
Kennedy responded by saying the state’s entire congressional delegation worked to pass the bill & much of the billions of dollars in royalties wouldn’t start flowing until 2017, after thousands more acres of wetlands had washed away
It will cost $14 billion over 10 years to rebuild America’s coastline. That’s a little over two years worth of royalties that the federal government collects from drilling off our coast, which is made possible by Louisiana’s infrastructure. It’s time we demand our fair share of this money to rebuild our coastline and restore our wetlands. No more meetings. No more committees. No more task forces. No more begging for crumbs. This would not be happening in California or Florida or New Jersey, because their citizens would not tolerate it. We should not either.
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