On The Deepwater Horizon Movie

‘Deepwater Horizon’ honors oil rig workers but oversimplifies the blowout

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Explosion at Minden (NEW ONE)

The AdvocatePossible explosion reported at Camp Minden, State Police say; no injuries reported

MINDEN (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a hazardous materials unit is on the scene investigating a possible explosion in northwest Louisiana at the same site where a company was previously accused of abandoning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant.

Lt. Jeff White says the Troop G office in Bossier City started receiving calls around 5 a.m. Thursday. . . (more)

Explosive Services International of Baton Rouge is working at Camp Minden on the burn operation to destroy millions of pounds of improperly stored M-6 propellant.


Is State Board of Commerce & Industry defying governor’s executive order curbing runaway industrial tax exemptions?


PBS – The Business of Disaster [VIDEO]

Louisiana Voice

Less than three months ago, on June 24, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order in which he mandated more scrutiny over how significant industrial property tax breaks are doled out to manufacturers. http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/john_bel_edwards_signs_executi.html

Theoretically, the order gave local governments that would lose out on property taxes a say in approving exemptions for heavy industry, and companies applying for five-year renewals of five-year tax breaks totaling $11 billion would be required to prove the breaks would create and/or retain jobs.

But the Commerce and Industry Board may be trying an end run around Edwards’ order.

The board waited until late Friday afternoon (one of Bobby Jindal’s favorite tactics of making announcements as the week’s news cycle winds down) to give public notice of a Monday board meeting during which it is scheduled to vote on redirecting millions in local property tax revenue from disaster-affected parishes to corporate tax exemptions, without any…

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Look Out, Louisiana – Storm forming in the Gulf

Washington PostHurricane Watch issued along Florida Gulf Coast

This is a new one.

USA Today – Tropical depression forms near Carolinas; other system threatens Gulf Coast

The AdvocateTropical depression 9: See forecast track, current location, latest info

arrowDOWNThis track is just the CONE — the storm is much WIDER:


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