“The oil that is leaking offshore, the oil that is coming onto our coast threatens more than just our wildlife, our fisheries, our coast. This oil literally threatens our way of life.”

— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on May 1, 2010, commenting on the BP oil spill, which is shaping into the worst environmental disaster in the country’s history.

“For 30 years, opponents of American energy have cloaked their arguments in an environmental apocalypse. They have tried to make the argument that no matter what we do, it will destroy the environment…The people who work in oil and gas, their jobs are in the Middle East or Canada. We have exported their jobs. If this amendment passes, we are going to send the rest of them.”

— U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal, on June 29, 2006, explaining his vote to lift a 25-year moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling in environmentally sensitive areas.