La. governor's candidates talk to energy industry leaders
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's candidates for governor assured a group of oil and gas business leaders they understand the industry's value to the state.
To highlight their support, the three GOP contenders - U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle - backed a list of regulatory and civil law changes pushed by industry leaders.
But the Democratic candidate, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, was more measured in his comments, refusing to embrace several of the lawsuit limitations and legal changes sought.
The men spoke at a Friday forum sponsored by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.
Vitter and Dardenne said they opposed local lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies for wetlands damage. Edwards said lawmakers shouldn't tell local governments whether they can pursue legal action.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Small plane makes emergency landing in Scotlandville Friday; no injuries reported
Southern University police bust a move while filming 'Lipsync Challenge' video
Still no leads in parish-wide cat killings
Resident trying to stay cool amid heat advisory this weekend
USPS investigating mail found in storm drain