Coastal suits threaten a key job creator in state, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says

After a series of coastal lawsuits was filed against the gas and oil industry in Louisiana, an attempt in October by the Plaquemines Parish Council fell one vote shy of the tally needed to withdraw from the lawsuits, and the battle may be far from over.

The coastal lawsuits allege that the oil and gas industries are causing accelerated coastal erosion in the state and demand that the alleged wrongdoers be held accountable for the damages.

While the Plaquemines Parish Council voted 4-3 to withdraw, the tally lacked the necessary five votes needed to end the parish involvement in the suits. Now. it seems likely that the recent elections will make the continuation of the lawsuits inevitable…


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