As of Wednesday afternoon, Vermilion Parish and Cameron Parish are the two southern parishes in Louisiana that have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Each day at noon, the Louisiana Department of Health updates its website on the number of COVID-19 cases in the state and in each parish.
Becky Broussard, the director of Vermilion Parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, has no solid explanation as to why Cameron and Vermilion do not have any cases.
“I just hope it stays that way until April 13,” said Broussard
The Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Scott Angelle will now serve as the chairman of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC). Appointed by U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Angelle had been serving as Acting Chairman. His role as Chairman is in addition to his current role as the BSEE Director.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle told attendees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Conference, held at the Port of New Orleans Tuesday, that offshore energy is vital to the Trump Administration goal of energy dominance. Angelle emphasized that production must be safe and environmentally sustainable to meet America’s oil and gas demands now and in the future.
LAFAYETTE — Legislators spent the last couple of months in Baton Rouge, working to fix the state’s budget woes.
After not doing so during the regular legislative session, state lawmakers did pass a budget during a special session that followed.
While that is now in the rearview, for those who attended One Acadiana’s Legislative Session Recap Thursday morning, there is still plenty of work to be done to right Louisiana’s fiscal future.