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SCIA supports Terrebonne Parish President Dove’s position to not sue oil companies

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South Central Industrial Association (SCIA) represents more than 250 member companies with over 200,000 employees within the parishes of Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary, many of whom are engaged in servicing the oil and gas operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and around the world. We serve as the economic engine for the bayou region, which is the hub for the offshore oil, gas and marine industries in Louisiana, while being interactive with the industry throughout the nation.

As business leaders in our region, we have always recognized coastal restoration and protection are urgently needed to protect our businesses and thriving economy. We also recognize that the oil companies who play a major role in the economic base of this region support and contribute to the funding of the coast in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, the state has a mechanism in place to assure that regulations are followed through the Coastal Resource Management Act.

A few days ago, it was reported that the bayou region of Louisiana has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation. This is a devastating position. The livelihood of this region is to serve as the support system for the oil, gas and marine industries which has been in utter turmoil for several years. This is not the time, nor is it necessary for the state of Louisiana to take further action with the oil companies.

Under these circumstance, SCIA stands strong and believes that the governor of Louisiana should reconsider his position on this issue and strive to work more closely with the oil companies to assure continued economic success while partnering with helping to save our coast. Lawsuits are not the answer in determining the economic survival of this state. In fact, this should not be about lawyers, this should be about economic survival of the people of this state during a time when no one knows if they will survive this major economic downturn.

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SCIA
PO Box 2143
1340 West Tunnel Blvd, The Atrium, Suite 500B
Houma, LA 70361

985-851-2201
jane@sciaonline.net

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The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil & gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations, and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

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