Look at it from another angle
July 30, 2014 at 7:56am
Oil companies are doing what they are required to do.
Its part of the regulations to remove the structures. These structures can be a navigation hazard and if they were just left alone, someone would hit them (like the rocks at Barataria) and someone would be at fault (most likely the oil company).
What if there was a program that would take these old structures and turn them into reefs or just let them stand? What if there was a program called 'Rigs to Reefs' that had many millions of dollars just for this purpose? What if this set aside money was raided (illegally) to balance the budget for the state? You would think the governor that did this would have been put on the hot seat, but he got re-elected pretty much uncontested. Can't fix the gov't if we keep voting them back in, jus sayin brah