Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East News

Louisiana Flood Board’s Suit Against Oil Companies Still Alive

Attorneys for a south Louisiana flood board aren’t giving up on their attempt to make scores of oil and gas companies pay for damage to the state’s coastline. A federal judge dismissed their lawsuit in 2015 and a three-judge panel …

Oil Companies Land a Victory in Louisiana Coastal Lawsuit

A federal appeals court on March 3 refused to revive a Louisiana levee board’s lawsuit blaming dozens of oil and gas companies for damage to the state’s fragile coast, a major victory for energy companies and their political supporters who …

Louisiana Flood Board Appeals Dismissal of Suit Against Oil Companies

A lawyer for a flood protection agency tried on Feb. 29 to revive a closely-watched lawsuit alleging oil and natural gas companies are responsible for destroying Louisiana’s coast, telling an appeals court that a federal judge wrongly dismissed the case …

Federal Judge Dismisses Louisiana Levee Board’s Suit against Oil Companies

A federal judge has dismissed a New Orleans-area levee authority’s lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with destroying Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. The lawsuit was filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East in 2013 against nearly 100 oil and gas …

First Louisiana Flood Board Oil Suit Settlement Earmarked for Coast

Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted to establish …

2 Small Players Settle in Louisiana ‘Big Oil’ Coastal Flooding Suit

Two of the smaller players in a New Orleans area flood board’s lawsuit against the oil industry over damage to the state’s coast have agreed to a settlement. An attorney for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East said the settlement …

Judge: New Louisiana Law Can’t Stop Suit Against ‘Big Oil’

A state judge in Baton Rouge ruled that Louisiana’s Legislature missed its mark when it passed a bill seeking to halt a south Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal damage. The legislation …

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, …