Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Republican Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana did the unthinkable yesterday. He signed a bill into law that prohibits suing oil and gas companies for the damages they cause.
Russia Today reports,
The law, SB 469, has thwarted a levee district in New Orleans’ East Bank – the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) – from pushing forward with a lawsuit introduced last July against 97 oil and gas companies for damage done to the state’s wetlands. According to the suit, the firms exposed New Orleans to catastrophic damage from hurricanes Rita and Katrina by dredging and cutting thousands of miles of pipes and canals through barrier islands and wetlands which, left intact, would have protected the coastal city, The Times-Picayune Newspaper reports.
Absolutely outrageous violation of the public trust.
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