HARAHAN, La. (AP) -- A human resources manager from a St. Bernard Parish counseling center has been nominated for a post on a Louisiana flood control board that filed a lawsuit against more than 90 oil and gas companies.
A nominating panel on Thursday voted Tyrone Ben as the second of two nominees for a term on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.
The other nominee is Tim Doody. He now holds the seat, but Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to reappoint him because Doody supports the lawsuit. Jindal has made it clear he wants to stop the lawsuit
The board is required by law to offer two nominees.
Ben says he hasn't taken a position on the lawsuit, which claims coastal areas were damaged by oil and gas exploration.
It is unclear whether Jindal will support Ben.