Saturday, September 21, 2013

Here's my new open records law proposal

From now on, let's just conduct all official government communications within NOLA.com comment threads. That way we don't have to go to court every time we want to document obvious things everybody already knew.
A New Orleans environmental activist is suing the state for copies of correspondence she says could shed light on conversations between Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top coastal-protection adviser and the energy industry about a local flood-protection board’s decision to file a massive lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies.

The suit comes in the wake of the state’s denial of a public-records request by Anne Rolfes, founding director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, seeking all correspondence to and from Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Garret Graves since December.

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