On April 30, the Pelican Institute published a paper suggesting solutions for Louisiana to rid itself of its classification of a “legal swampland,” through a plan for regulatory reform as well as legal reform.
In early 2019, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline was the subject of a great deal of controversy as an energy company sought to attain use of private land in order to complete a 163-mile-long pipeline which would bring oil from Texas to Vacherie; now, opponents of the pipeline are seeking to put a hold on the pipeline’s operations.
The City of New Orleans has joined six other parishes alleging that energy companies are to blame for the state's coastal erosion. According to The Advocate, a lawsuit was filed in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
“It is disappointing that city leaders have decided to engage the City of New Orleans in the fray of coastal lawsuits targeting Louisiana’s job-creating energy industry,” Lana Venable, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, said.
Louisiana is familiar with lawsuits – including those condemning the operations of oil and gas companies – and now the City of New Orleans has joined forces with six parishes that are alleging energy companies are to blame for coastal land loss in the state.
New Orleans Parish is one of numerous parishes in the state filing lawsuits against the oil and gas companies, alleging that the energy industry’s operations are the leading cause of Louisiana's environmental issues such as coastal erosion.
New Orleans Parish is one of many in the state that has filed a lawsuit against the oil and gas companies, alleging that their operations have been the main contributors to several environmental issues, including the coastal erosion.
Following the seemingly countless threats against the oil and gas industry of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans has joined with six other parishes filing lawsuits against energy companies, listing allegations of coastal land loss.