Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bravisimo!

Increases Pay For Claims Czar Ken Feinberg's Law Firm To $1.25 Million Per Month

I'd like to send out a heartfelt (or at least what's left of my heart) congratulations to Kenny Feinberg for his recent raise.  Heckuva job, Kenny!

Also, a big thanks to Pres. Obama for appointing such an amazing inde...(cough..mini--puke...spit)...independent arbitrator to handle all our Gulf Coast claims.  Heckuva job Baracky!

Everybody's doing such a great job and it seems the whole problem has just pissadeared...I mean disappeared.

Let's all just have a big circle jerk and revel in the cleverness of us.

In the meantime I'm really trying to find out if Anglo-Suisse has a patent on that technology which turned 5 gallons of oil into multiple miles-long slicks from Mobile to Grand Isle.  Even if they have the oil patent, I'd like to find out if the technology is applicable to things like...I don't know....beer...electricity...chocolate....newspaper ink, maybe?  Just be careful bros....you may have too much of a good thing.

5 comments:

jeffrey said...

The Blue Heron is my favorite award since the Bernardo.

Dambala said...

Nothing tops the Bernardo....nuthin.

Susan Hill said...

3.24.11 Oil and Gas Association gives environmental award to industry regulator (Scott Angelle)

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/03/oil_and_gas_association_gives.html

"The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Thursday presented its 2011 Blue Heron environmental award to the secretary of the Louisiana agency that oversees some state regulations of association members."

“Chris John, the association’s president, said there is nothing inappropriate about giving an award to Scott Angelle, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.”

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who handed out the award, said in a statement that ‘Scott has been a warrior for our people and our coast.’”

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association

http://www.lmoga.com/contact.html

“Chris John, President, has been on board since September of 2007. Chris is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana 7th Congressional District, where he served the industry well by sitting on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.”

Annual Meeting: March 23-25, 2011

Ritz-Carlton
921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. 70112

http://www.trademarkportfolio.net/lmogaforms/am2011registration.html

“We are excited about our great line-up of speakers for the 2011 annual meeting, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard, President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co. Gary P. Luquette, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle…”

New ethics law playing favorites

http://www.theind.com/component/content/article/43/2777

Written by: Leslie Turk
Monday, 07 July 2008

“The ethics ‘clean up’ legislation Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law appears to play favorites with three legislators and their relatives, The Advocate reported today.”

“One provision allows Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John to lobby the Louisiana Legislature despite that his father-in-law, Sen. Smith, is a lawmaker and a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee — which oversees much of the energy industry’s activities. It’s a new privilege designed specifically for John’s situation. ”

“Senate President Joel Chaisson II, D-Destrehan, the sponsor of the ‘cleanup’ law, did not return two telephone messages. ”

“Not surprising, Jindal did not respond to The Advocate’s three requests for an interview. ”

Rules waived for three – Ethics law has exceptions

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/24001269.html?showAll=y&c=y

La. Gov. Jindal: No change to natural gas tax

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/03/24/business-us-louisiana-energy-exemption-jindal_8373548.html

3.24.11

NEW ORLEANS –

"Gov. Bobby Jindal says there’s no chance that he would sign into law any change in a tax exemption affecting natural gas drilling in Louisiana’s shale formations."

"Under a 1994 law, the energy industry has been exempted from paying about $220 million in gas severance taxes from production in the Haynesville Shale of northwestern Louisiana."

"The exemption covers a technique in shale exploration known as horizontal drilling."

"After speaking to the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association in New Orleans on Thursday, Jindal says repealing or lowering the exemption would simply drive energy companies – and their jobs – to shale formations in other states."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/us/politics/03jindal.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all

Charities Like Jindal Foundation Offer Tie to Politicians
Wife’s Charity Offers Corporate Tie to a Governor

Susan Hill said...

http://www.susanhillinfo.com/timelinedocuments

1.3.08 Jindal Appoints Louisiana Coastal Affairs Director – Garret Graves

“Garret Graves, originally of Baton Rouge, has served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s staff since 2005. He serves as a senior
advisor to Senators Ted Stevens and David Vitter and he served as a staff director for the Climate Change and Impacts Subcommittee. Graves helped to draft offshore oil and gas revenue sharing bills and has helped to draft or negotiate every offshore oil and gas revenue sharing bill passed by the U.S. House since 1996 – including the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (providing $520 million for Louisiana over four years 2007-2010) and the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (providing billions to Louisiana and other gulf states). Graves also helped to negotiate more than $20 billion in hurricane and coastal protection programs for Louisiana. Additionally, he worked to develop legislative initiatives on climate change, energy, coastal protection and management and hurricane protection.

Graves previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Billy Tauzin, then chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He advised the congressman on energy, coastal, appropriations, transportation, homeland security, environment, natural resources and hurricane protection issues. Graves worked for the congressman from 1995 to 2004, also serving as a senior staff member for the U.S. House and Energy Commerce Committee.”

http://www.susanhillinfo.com/timelinedocuments

2.3.08 Who interviewed Garret Graves? – $47 million – father of Garret Graves is the owner of engineering firm that is among top contract holders in Louisiana with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

(12.23.08 Evans-Graves Engineering – State officials signed a $100 million contract)

http://www.susanhillinfo.com

1.3.10 Gov. Bobby Jindal looking to bag contributions – hosted by Scott Angelle – asking $5000 per person

4.26.10 Jindal picks Scott Angelle as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor

LA Secretary of State Corporations Database: Scott Angelle – Vice President, The Lakes on the Teche Owners Association, Inc.

Scott Angelle’s DNR – dredge location: at “a nice lot” – Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Scott Angelle’s DNR Director of Human Resources Mary Ginn also CRT Deputy Assistant Secretary 2

Scott Angelle’s DNR – Extortion – Federal money – Kirk Rhinehart

Scott Angelle’s DNR – Contract fraud – Federal money – Kirk Rhinehart

4.26.10 Louisiana Legislature – Senators and Representatives individually put on notice

5.4.10 Louisiana Legislature – Senators and Representatives individually put on notice again

http://www.susanhillinfo.com

Dambala said...

I woke myself up to read this, Susan. Can we talk about this in person?