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LOGA sues AG Buddy Caldwell

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 11:58 AM
Updated: Dec 16, 2013 12:09 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: oil and gas association, loga, buddy caldwell, caldwell, attorney general, lawsuit, coastal, wetlands, flood authority, southeast louisiana, flood protection

NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, saying he illegally approved a contract with lawyers suing the industry.

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies in July, claiming damage by the industry to coastal wetlands.

Caldwell has said his office's role was to review the contract, make sure the lawyers are qualified to practice in Louisiana and that fees charged are "within the parameters normally paid by Louisiana agencies under similar circumstances." In a July letter to the board, he said they were.

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