Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jester King Jindal Bows to Big Oil, Sentences Louisiana to Death by Drowning: Dead Men File No Lawsuits

Oil and Gas Canals, Jefferson Parish

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed Senate Bill 469, legislation blocking a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for their damage to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. The suit, brought by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East, was intended to restore wetlands necessary to protect coastal communities from flooding, storm surges, and hurricanes. The legislation has been criticized by over 80 legal scholars for impacting claims against BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and the state attorney general recommended a veto. More>>