By TONI ELLINGTON
On May 7, 2014, the Louisiana Senate approved Senate Bill 469 (“SB469”), potentially stopping the environmental lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East against 97 oil and gas companies for unrepaired damages from their exploration and production op3erations. SB469 would allow only governmental agencies with a Coastal Zone Management Plan to bring legal claims involving allegations in coastal areas. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East does not have a Coastal Zone Management Plan.
The bill does not affect similar lawsuits fined by Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish.
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