Flood control board members receive support over lawsuit

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There was a round of applause to greet Louisiana's flood control board at Thursday's monthly meeting.

The enthusiasm was from supporters of the board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies over loss of coastal wetlands.

Those wetlands provide a buffer from storms.

The lawsuit alleges dredging for canals and pipelines have contributed greatly to the loss.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has harshly criticized the lawsuit, along with some state lawmakers and the oil and gas industry.

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