He recently resigned that position in the midst of the still-ongoing Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster in northern Assumption Parish to seek the District 2 Public Service Commission seat, leaving it to others to grapple with a potentially disastrous situation that has produced the sinkhole that is now more than five acres in size and which has caused the evacuation of scores of residents.
What’s worse, writes Aswell, is that neither Angelle nor Gov. Bobby Jindal have taken it upon themselves to visit the site of the sinkhole. Evaluating the PSC race, which for Angelle has resulted in big donations from political action committees and utility companies, Aswell says:
[W]hat this race boils down to — or at least what it should boil down to is these two questions:
• If Scott Angelle would walk into a congressional hearing totally unprepared to discuss something as important as proposed safety regulations for offshore drilling — an issue that was certain to impact the Louisiana economy and hundreds of jobs for Louisiana workers — what makes voters think he would adequately prepare himself for such matters as utility rate increases and regulations for, say, the trucking industry in Louisiana as a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission?Click here and here for more on the race for PSC.
• Is Scott Angelle simply being opportunistic in trying to set himself up for a run at the governor’s office in 2015?
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a judge must reconsider BP PLC’s arguments that the settlement shouldn’t compensate businesses if their losses can’t be directly traced to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
Get a map to your doctor’s office, check the status of a claim and more with Blue Cross’ new iPhone/Ipad app.
“Shell’s abrupt decision to cancel its North American GTL project just 10 weeks after concluding a multi-year site-selection process is obviously very disappointing news,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret tells Daily Report.
New York Times best-selling author talks Hollywood, the death penalty and the pitfalls of runaway campaign spending.
A majority of the blocks in Proposed Sale 225 are subject to revenue sharing under the Domenici-Landrieu Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which provides that the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas share in 37.5 percent of the bonus payments.
President of The Lemoine Company and chairman of the nonprofit overseeing the conversion of the Horse Farm property into Lafayette’s central park will be profiled in the December-January issue.
Leadership Institute of Acadiana and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced the newly-selected Leadership Lafayette class for 2014.
A new statewide poll released before the holiday break shows U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie atop a gubernatorial field dominated by Republicans.
Margaret Trahan elected to serve on UW Worldwide's National Professional Council, and Bryant DeLoach joins MidSouth Bank as commercial lender in Lafayette.
Half of voters surveyed think the coastal damages lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies should continue.
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Nonprofit says Louisiana has a once-in-a-generation opportunity, but is the state ready for it?
In the works for five years, new system reduces cockpit workload by 60 percent and allows for more consistent operations under challenging weather and operating conditions.
Erica Geoffroy named marketing director at Allison Marine, Scott Ridley joins Home Bank, and Darren Guidry moves up to chief credit officer at Home Bank
The deadline to purchase tickets for the last installment of IND Media's 2013 Lecture Series featuring best-selling author Scott Turow is Monday, Dec. 2, at noon.
Subscribers of The Daily Advertiser received notice earlier this month that the Gannett-owned paper would be charging an extra $1.34 to deliver its Thanksgiving edition.
Baton Rouge-based fine jeweler confirms to ABiz that it is shuttering its mall store in favor of the Whole Foods development.
State's three-year effort to recover funds from more than 100 pharmaceutical companies in pricing scheme comes to a close.
Delcambre-based company keeps the shrimp season alive
Allison joins Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic as executive director, and Perez returns as director of clinical services
ABiz has learned that the oilfield services giant has been quietly expanding on more than 100 acres near Acadiana Regional Airport.
ReadyFit Meals' second location also is home to organic juice bar
New policy manager and events coordinator also join as chamber prepares for “significant 2014 business agenda.”