Edwards names Ieyoub state Commissioner of Conservation

Published: Jan. 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 29, 2016 at 3:26 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) - Former Calcasieu Parish District Attorney Richard Ieyoub has been named the state's Commissioner of Conservation.

Gov. John Bel Edwards made the announcement during a news conference Friday morning.

Ieyoub served as Calcasieu District Attorney from 1984 to 1992 and as state Attorney General from 1992 until 2004.

Ieyoub replaces Jim Welsh.

The Office of Conservation "is charged with conserving and regulating oil, gas, and lignite resources of the state" according to its website.

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