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More jobs, not lawsuits

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In September, Louisiana’s legal climate was named the worst in the country in the survey “2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States” by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Our state needs to improve, and suing Louisiana’s largest industry is not an economic or legal solution.

These lawsuits are a selfish attempt to satisfy a small group of trial lawyers. They pretend to represent our state but are endangering our future. This litigation is an attack against our co-workers, families and neighbors; it is not the path to grow Louisiana.

This year, ExxonMobil announced the development of a petrochemical plant in Texas instead of Louisiana. This project will generate more than $50 billion in economic output during its first six years. For over a century, ExxonMobil has made tremendous investments in Louisiana and will certainly continue to do so in the future. Without a stable, positive environment for investment, announcements like this will become more frequent, along with the jobs they represent…

 

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