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Energy Industry Faces Choice on Landrieu

Andrea Drusch
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Andrea Drusch
June 10, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) has had the en­ergy in­dustry’s back at every turn from her power­ful perch atop the Sen­ate’s En­ergy pan­el. Now in an hour of need, that in­vest­ment seems to be pay­ing off.

“The oil in­dustry would much prefer that Re­pub­lic­ans con­trolled the Sen­ate, and Landrieu los­ing her tough reelec­tion cam­paign would go a long way to­ward mak­ing that hap­pen. But even with the Sen­ate po­ten­tially hanging in the bal­ance, and even after Obama in­furi­ated the in­dustry with new cli­mate rules, the in­dustry is stick­ing with Landrieu.”

“Landrieu has net­ted more than $547,000 this cycle from the oil and gas lobby”¦ That’s more than double the haul drawn by her chal­lenger, Re­pub­lic­an Rep. Bill Cas­sidy.”

“But the in­dustry sup­port comes as the Landrieu-Cas­sidy race could play a role in the bal­ance of the Sen­ate, a po­ten­tially big­ger prize in the en­ergy world. Re­pub­lic­ans have vowed to make en­ergy a pri­or­ity if they re­take the Sen­ate, an agenda sure to in­clude bills that would re­strict or kill En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency reg­u­la­tions.” (Na­tion­al Journ­al)

DOUB­LING DOWN: Landrieu again cri­ti­cized the pres­id­ent’s EPA pro­pos­als dur­ing a vis­it to a coal-fired power plant in Pointe Cou­pee Par­ish on Monday.

“The goal for me is not clean. It’s an im­port­ant part of the equa­tion, but it is not the goal,” said Landrieu, dur­ing a press con­fer­ence at the Big Cajun II plant. “The goal is [en­ergy] in­de­pend­ence. The goal is se­cur­ity. The goal is re­li­ab­il­ity. And then also, as clean as pos­sible.” (New Or­leans Times-Pi­cay­une)

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