Currently, seven races for the Louisiana House of Representatives will be decided on February 23, 2019. As you are aware, LOGPAC is just one of three Political Action Committees of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association that seek to protect agains the constant threats posed by lawsuits, increased taxes and anti-industry groups by supporting candidates that believe in the stability and economic security created by the oil and gas industry in Louisiana. In the seven races, LOGPAC has endorsed 4 candidates.
Louisiana is a unique state, notable among the others in the nation. We are known for our exquisite Cajun cuisine, a football coach with an often indiscernible southern dialect, and a colorful political climate with seemingly endless elections.It can be hard to get excited about these elections considering we seem to go to the polls every few months. We just completed a statewide election December 8th, and not even 3 months from now, people will be headed back to the polls to fill 7 open positions for State Representative. However, Louisiana cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball or fall asleep at the wheel because the main event is here.
The Plaquemines Parish Council recently voted 4-3 in favor of withdrawing from a set of coastal lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies operating in the parish. It would seem only logical to assume that with a 4-3 vote the Council would have successfully ended their involvement with such frivolous litigation, but unfortunately, that is not the case.
“No taxation without representation!” the slogan that originated during the 1700s and started a Revolution. In the past 300 years, very little has changed with regards to our view of taxes.
If there ever were a time in U.S. history when the phrase “elections have consequences” would be most accurate, now would be that time.
The cover that was keeping the Austin Chalk quiet has been blown off. The play spanning across most of central Louisiana, stretching from Lake Pontchartrain to the Texas border is getting a lot of attention.
The days of pen and paper seem to be coming to a close as this method of communication is being replaced by tablets and smart phones.
Easter is one of my favorite times of year to spend with my family. Not only is it a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it is a time to get together with those you love, consume endless amounts of boiled crawfish, and watch peep fueled children hunt down Easter eggs hidden throughout the yard.
The oil and gas industry is a very unique and timeless industry here in the great state of Louisiana. It has given me some of the best and most challenging moments in my life, but I think to the overall benefit of those who call Louisiana home.
The “cabal” of trial lawyers have recently received some rather unfortunate press from both local and national publications.
Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant.