Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East News

Flood Board Oil Lawsuit Supporter Backed by Panel

A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry was re-nominated to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board, despite Gov. Bobby Jindal’s vehement opposition to the lawsuit. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East …

Louisiana Flood Authority Challenges Law Blocking ‘Big Oil’ Lawsuit

A south Louisiana flood authority is fighting a new state law aimed at retroactively killing a lawsuit filed last year over coastal damage attributed to oil and gas drilling. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East argues in federal court papers …

Louisiana AG: Governor Should Veto Bill Killing Oil Lawsuit

Louisiana’s top attorney has recommended that Gov. Bobby Jindal veto a bill aimed at killing a lawsuit filed by a southeast Louisiana levee board against 97 oil and gas companies over damage to the state’s wetlands. However, Jindal’s executive counsel, …

Hearing: Which Court Should Hear Louisiana Coastal Lawsuit ?

A legal tug-of-war continues in a Louisiana state levee board’s lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies over the erosion of wetlands. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East wants U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to send the case …

Honore Backs Louisiana Lawsuit Against Oil Companies

The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is backing a flood control board’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore (AHN’-ur-ay) endorsed the lawsuit in a full-page …