State AG authorizes $100 million settlement in oil and gas lawsuit

State Attorney General Jeff Landry authorized a $100 million settlement with one of dozens of oil and gas companies accused of destroying Louisiana’s coast.

Lawsuits were filed by seven parishes alleging 42 energy companies damaged wetlands and marshes through drilling and other projects. The agreement releases Freeport-McMoRan Inc. from liability for any current claims and dismisses the company from the coastal parish lawsuits. Read more...

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