"Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that President Barack Obama missed an opportunity during his Sunday speech at Xavier University to be more clear in his support of three key state efforts: a quick end to the moratorium on drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a commitment to use a significant share of any restoration dollars and fines to restore Louisiana's eroding coast, and a commitment by BP to pay for a long-term, comprehensive program of testing Gulf seafood.
Speaking at a news conference after meeting with two members of the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Jindal also praised the president for his visit to New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
"Any time the president comes down here, I think that's a good thing for New Orleans, that's a good thing for Louisiana," Jindal said. "It once again helps to focus the national spotlight on the recovery from this oil spill." "
"At odds for months, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and Adm. Thad Allen make peace during news conference," Chris Kirkham reports for the Times-Picayune.