Attempt to reroute oil suit bill fails

From the Advocate – The Louisiana House rejected an attempt Monday to change the path of legislation written to derail a controversial lawsuit against oil and gas companies.

State Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, argued Senate Bill 469 belongs before the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure. SB469 is on track for the House Natural Resources Committee.

“If we had a bill about a car running over a cow, we wouldn’t send that to the Agriculture Committee … This bill is intended to address obligations, cause of actions subject to permitting. It deals with altering the rights of a government entity,” Leger said.

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