Energy industry: Lawyers want to bypass legitimate coastal preservation policies

Plaintiffs’ lawyers behind the coastal lawsuits are back at the State Capitol again this session. This time they are pushing legislation, SB233 by Sen. Rick Ward, R-Plaquemine, and HB569 by Rep. Tim Kerner, R-Jefferson, which seek to reconfigure Louisiana’s entire coastal program in order to settle meritless lawsuits with one defendant company. We strongly oppose the bills and hope lawmakers will too. Read more...

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