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William Harold “Billy” Nungesser (born 1959) is the President of Plaquemines Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. A Republican, Nungesser was re-elected in the 2010 general election, defeating two other candidates with more than 71% of the vote. His second term began on January 1, 2011. He made countless media appearances in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including almost nightly guest appearances on CNN alongside Anderson Cooper. Nungesser was recognized as the Face of the Oil Spill by major media outlets such as the Times Picayune, New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, Reuters, and ABC News.

Plaquemines Parish consists of the final stretch of the Mississippi River before it connects with the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Katrina first made landfall in the southern end of Plaquemines, in the town of Empire, Louisiana.

His father, William “Billy” Nungesser, was also a prominent figure in Louisiana politics, serving as Chief of Staff during David C. Treen’s term as governor and later as the state chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog New Louisiana Coast Oil Slick New Oil June 2011

New Louisiana Coast Oil Slick New Oil June 2011 National Wildlife Federation: Tests by LSU’s Ed Overton show slick new S. La. crude, not BP BELLE CHASSE, La. — The National Wildlife Federation says tests at Louisiana State University indicate … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Assurances and Platitudes

Assurances and Platitudes Louisiana officials accuse BP of abandoning and covering up oil spill by Kurt Niland Louisiana state and Plaquemines Parish officials took journalists on a tour of Barataria Bay last week to showcase how oily sludge from BP’s … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Biggest Cover-up in the History of America

Biggest Cover-up in the History of America The Tragic State of the Gulf of Mexico: Sampling Reveals Oil and Dispersants on Mississippi Coast by Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld In October 2010, Truthout tested several water and soil samples from … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Billy Nungesser’s Deal with the Devil

Billy Nungesser’s Deal with the Devil Nungesser pushes for natural-gas exploration in area hardest hit by BP spill By Brett Michael Dykes Many local governments are shying away from natural-gas exploration within their borders — indeed, the city of Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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