New law blocks lawsuits against oil, gas sectors in Louisiana

Gov. Jindal says the new law blocks unnecessary claims that burden businesses

The oil industry has gotten a controversial added boost after Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana signed a new law which will block many lawsuits in the already powerful sector.

Jindal signed the bill on Friday that will apparently stop the 2013 lawsuit filed by a flood protection agency – called the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East – and will stop other government offices in Louisiana from filing similar lawsuits.

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