Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, joins the Moon Griffon Show to discuss the lawsuits and challenges that his industry is facing under the term of Governor John Bel Edwards.

"We have good things going in the Austin Chalk, in the Haynesville Shale and more, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have a thriving south LA oil and gas industry," says Briggs, who says lawsuits are preventing a thriving south Louisiana oil and gas economy. "The oil and gas industry is not unique. All business is vulnerable to predatory lawsuits. As long as there is fertile ground for lawyers to find businesses that they can sue and get huge paydays from, they are going to move from industry to industry."

Briggs went on to address how important elections are:

"We have an opportunity to look in the mirror and decide what kind of Louisiana we want to be - and the way we make it better is by engaging in local elections. Recent elections had only 10% turnout, and people need to make their voice heard to make Louisiana compete."

 

"Wouldn't we rather our Louisiana residents and workers spend their money in Louisiana at La businesses and restaurants instead of in Texas?The last thing we want to do is send our kids to college at Alamaba or Texas A&M - and it all comes down to electing the people who have that same vision for a thriving oil and gas industry and business community."

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