22 Feb '15, 12pm

Lawsuit Dismissed: Oil Companies Not Liable for Louisiana’s Coastal Damage -

Are oil and gas companies responsible for coastal damage in Louisiana? Well according to a recent ruling, not in the least. In fact, they stand to get away with billions of dollars worth of damages. It happened last week when federal judge Nanette Jolivette Brown dismissed a case that would have held nearly 100 oil and gas companies accountable for coastal erosion in Louisiana. The suit was filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East (SLFPA-E). The case was brought against these companies in June of 2013 and made its way slowly from state to federal court. The SLFPA-E says that a combination of drilling, pipelines, canals and oil wells in the area has resulted in a loss of nearly 1,900 square miles of coastline, and destroyed important ‘buffer zones’ that would help buffet inland communities against hurricane surges. The destruction of Louisiana’s co...

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