Louisiana Flood Agency Files Potentially Historic Suit
In what some have called a groundbreaking legal move, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority has filed suit against energy companies operating in the state's coastal wetlands.
In a potentially groundbreaking legal move, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority has filed suit against energy companies operating in the state's coastal wetlands. According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, the lawsuit charges that the companies have hurt the wetlands through canal dredging and pipeline construction and that the loss of wetlands, which can protect against storm surge, have led to more expensive flood protection for the New Orleans region.
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