NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans City Council is calling for Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto a bill that would essentially kill a levee board lawsuit against the oil and gas industry.
In a letter to Jindal signed by each council member, the council says the bill could harm the state's chances while in litigation with BP over the 2010 oil spill.
"The New Orleans City Council also has concerns with regard to any law or action which will or may result in the impairment of the ability of the citizens of New Orleans and throughout Louisiana to fully address the injuries suffered after the oil spill or any other like event."
The council said the bill would also undermine the independence of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East Board as a politically independent body.
Jindal has until June 22 to veto the bill, at which point it becomes law.