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Governor Jindal Designates Additional $5 million of BP Grant to Attorney General

BATON ROUGE (June 23, 2010) -

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he is designating another $5 million - for a total of $10 million - of the $25 million block grant provided by BP to Attorney General Buddy Caldwells office to support expenses incurred as a result of the BP oil spill. The Governor previously designated $5 million to the Attorney General in May.

Governor Jindal said, In addition to the $5 million we provided in May, these new funds will help support the Attorney General's expenses that have been incurred as a result of the BP spill. We will continue to work closely with the Attorney General to assess their needs and ensure he has the resources needed to respond to the spill."

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said, "We're very appreciative of the Governor providing additional funding to the Attorney General's office to help us pursue our efforts to protect the citizens of the state of Louisiana and its precious resources."

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