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Louisiana governor signs law to block suits against oil industry
Louisiana governor signs law to block suits against oil industry

Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Friday to quash a landmark lawsuit brought by a local flood protection agency that sought damages from the oil and gas industry to restore the state’s vanishing coastline. Jindal signed the legislation -- which prevents government bodies in Louisiana from pursuing such litigation -- despite warnings from the state attorney general and nearly 100 legal experts. Critics of the law say it is so broad it could potentially imperil hundreds of other lawsuits against oil and gas companies, including litigation against BP for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. “I am proud to sign it into law,” Jindal said in a statement, calling the...

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