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Association: Flood authority's case could harm oil companies despite Supreme Court denial to hear appeal

Karen Kidd Nov. 10, 2017, 12:55pm

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's failed lawsuit against oil companies could harm the industry's ability to do business in Louisiana, a trade association official said.

LOGA And LMOGA Applaud Court of Appeals’ Decision to Affirm the Dismissal of Coastal Lawsuit

Editorial to the Louisiana Record Apr. 13, 2017, 12:21pm

The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) released the following statements upon receiving notification that the United States Fifth District Court of Appeals denied the plaintiffs' petition for a re-hearing of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) lawsuit against oil and gas companies alleging damages to coastal land.

Courts reconsidering recusal of Supreme Court justice in legacy oil cases

Dawn Geske Dec. 16, 2016, 3:48pm

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance has been asked to review a case regarding the removal of a Louisiana Supreme Court justice by his fellow justices to prevent him from hearing two legacy oil cases.

Landry accuses Edwards of wasting money, time with additional lawsuits against oil and gas companies

Michelle de Leon Dec. 4, 2016, 11:49am

BATON ROUGE — Following a court ruling that allowed a wetlands damage lawsuit filed by Jefferson Parish to go to trial, the battle between Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry rages on.

Louisiana state leaders bash governor for pay-to-play scheme

Mary Anne Kress Oct. 28, 2016, 10:20am

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Republican Party last month accused Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards of cronyism and a pay-to-play scheme involving lawyer T. Taylor Townsend.

Jefferson Parish suits against gulf oil, gas industries dismiss after parish fails to correctly review permits

Dawn Geske Aug. 14, 2016, 3:34pm

BATON ROUGE – A district court judge has dismissed several lawsuits filed against the oil and gas industry in southern Louisiana that regarded permit violations under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Oil and gas companies block Edwards' end run around state's regulatory process

Nancy Crist Jun. 30, 2016, 11:23am

BATON ROUGE—Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempt during a May meeting to push gas and oil companies to pay for coastline restoration, with no proof of permit violations, is getting pushback from those being pushed. 

Louisiana oil and gas industry responds to AG lawsuit takeover

Sean Fowler May 5, 2016, 10:52pm

BATON ROUGE – When lawsuits against oil and gas companies began flooding in from coastal Louisiana parishes after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the local oil and gas industry was concerned. But when Louisiana's attorney general moved to take over those cases, they felt it was time to make their voices heard.

Appeals court mulling coastal erosion lawsuit appeal after hearing oral arguments

John Breslin Mar. 31, 2016, 3:00pm

BATON ROUGE – An appeals court presiding over a lawsuit that claims dozens of oil companies are responsible for damage to Louisiana’s coast line recently heard oral arguments in the case, but has yet to hand down a ruling in the case. 

Gas and oil association: Levee board's suit 'sends the wrong signal'

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 9, 2016, 12:37pm

NEW ORLEANS — The ongoing suit brought by a New Orleans-area levee board “sends the wrong signal” to companies in Louisiana’s massive gas and oil industry, Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, told the Louisiana Record.

Oil and gas association disturbed by signals parish council might sue

John Breslin Feb. 16, 2016, 5:06pm

BATON ROUGE — The signing by a Louisiana parish president of a contract with a law firm with a history of filing environment damage suits is “very disturbing,” according to the president of the state’s oldest industry trade association.