Opinions differ over Port governance

By Jason Browne

The Venture Global deal was the proof Sandy Sanders needed. Officially landing a world-class, multi-billion-dollar industry to locate on the river in Plaquemines Parish was proof that the Plaquemines Parish Port Harbor & Terminal District could stand on its own and be the “economic engine” Sanders is always talking about. That it validated the 2012 Plaquemines Parish Council’s unprecedented decision to separate the Port from Plaquemines Parish Government. That it validated hiring Sanders, hubris and all, as the fledgling Port’s executive director. That it validated the land purchases the Port made to attract a project exactly like VG’s liquefied natural gas plant.


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