In Louisiana, Governor Jindal vetoes bill to open oil to reveal BP secrets

The sponsor of the bill, Senator Robert Adley that Jindal’s veto was expected. Adley added that Jindal’s office has been fighting transparency for the past 3 years he has been in office. Also, Jindal’s chief lawyer, Stephen Waguspack, opposed several public records bill, guess it is a trend for Jindal’s.

Adley doesn’t think that there is a chance of getting lawmakers to agree to override Jindal’s veto.

Jindal has said he wants BP to open its claims database to the state to help with payments to those affected by the spill. It is amazing that Jindal is pushing BP to open some of its records when he refuses to open his.

Maybe it comes down to show me yours and I’ll show you mine.

House Bill 37 can be found here.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has rejected a bill on Friday June 25, 2010, that would have required him to make public and to preserve all his office’s documents involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The wrote in his veto letter that, “This bill would allow BP and other parties with potential liability to the state to obtain information retained by any state agency responding to this tragic event.” He is concerned that the access could jeopardize the state’s position in seeking legal remedy for the spill’s damage.


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