State agency could take action on levee authority's oil and gas lawsuit

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Posted on August 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 10:22 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority meeting in Dulac Wednesday could take action on the Eastbank Flood Authority's lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and gas companies for damage to Louisiana's wetlands.

The chair of the coastal authority, Garrett Graves, has come out strongly against the lawsuit.

Graves has said his agency could decide this week to legally intervene in the controversial lawsuit.

Gov. Bobby Jindal and the presidents of 22 levee boards have denounced the legal action.

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