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LA House Gets Bills Restricting Oil & Gas ‘Legacy Lawsuits’

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that “a legislative committee Monday sent to the House floor two bills that add new restrictions to so-called “legacy lawsuits” filed against oil and gas companies to get them to clean up oilfield waste pits and restore damaged property or pay damages.”  

“The House Civil Law and Procedure Committee approved legislation authored by Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, that would require courts to presume that environmental cleanup plans recommended by the state Department of Natural Resources are the most feasible solution, unless evidence can be presented in court proving otherwise.”