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Battle shaping up over 'Big Oil' lawsuit bill

1 year ago Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:03:28 AM CST February 27, 2014 Thursday, February 27 2014 Feb 27, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Backers of a lawsuit against oil and gas companies in Louisiana are planning to fight legislation that changes how flood protection board members are chosen.

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit over the erosion of coastal wetlands, blaming the oil and gas industry.

Senate Bill 79, pre-filed by Senator Robert Adley, would allow the Governor to reject independent committee nominations for membership on the flood protection authority.

Governor Bobby Jindal has been critical of the lawsuit.

The advocacy group Levees.Org, formed to call attention to levee failures during Hurricane Katrina, announced their opposition to Senate Bill 79 at a news conference on Thursday.

 

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