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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:42 AM

Jindal Has Until 15 January To Turn Over 1,000s Of Emails Re. Coastal Policy, Energy Companies

ATON ROUGE A state judge says thousands of emails from Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief coastal adviser are public record and the Division of Administration has until Jan. 15 to turn them over to a New Orleans environmental activist. District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled Friday in Anne Rolfes' public records lawsuit against the Division of Administration.

The Advocate reports Rolfes believes the correspondence to and from Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Garret Graves from December to August could shed light on conversations Graves had with energy officials about a flood-protection board's decision to file a July lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies.

Rolfes, the founding director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, filed the public records request in August and the lawsuit in September on her own and not on behalf of her organization. The Division of Administration told Rolfes the request was overbroad and unduly burdensome, prompting her to file the lawsuit.

Graves was first told in December that the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East was considering a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas firms. The lawsuit alleged that their dredging and pipeline work in coastal marshes has been a major contributor to coastal erosion, which has increased the risk of catastrophic flooding in and around New Orleans. Graves has led the Jindal administration's opposition to the suit, accusing the flood protection authority of exceeding its authority and interfering with other coastal restoration efforts.

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http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/11/court_says_jindal_coastal_advi.html

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:36 PM

1. Can't wait to see the dirt this turns up

Especially in light of what happened to the 2 board members forced out.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:28 PM

2. Nice that he was given time to shred all of that before they're required.



Perhaps some the ENRON crew fled to Louisiana.

Or Jindahl may get a dog for Christmas.

Just sayin'



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