Posted: May 4, 2010 4:20 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: May 4, 2010 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House briefly went on
record repudiating Gov. Bobby Jindal for a lackluster response to
the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
But that was only because most lawmakers in the chamber didn't
realize what they were approving.
As soon as they found out, the House voted 60-32 to reconsider
its backing of the resolution by Democratic Rep. Juan LaFonta, of
New Orleans. The legislation would ask Congress to direct the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to investigate Jindal for his
"refusal to timely declare a state of emergency" after the oil
The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig happened April
20. Jindal declared an emergency nine days later, after federal
officials and oil company BP said the leak and the potential
devastation of the spill was far worse than originally thought.