St. John oil suit blames lost wetlands for increased flood risk
Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, which represents many of the small energy firms that operate in coastal Louisiana, reiterated his group’s opposition to this and other parish damage suits.
“This is just more of the same from the same small group of trial lawyers,” Briggs said. “We know the biggest challenges facing this state now is loss of employment, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Now is the time to call on our state leaders to push back against theses frivolous and fallacious lawsuits and restore confidence in those companies wanting to invest in Louisiana.”
In some cases, the St. John suit says, the wastes could include naturally occurring radioactive material that can be released from a well while drilling or during production. These include radium 226 and radium 228…