A south Louisiana flood control board isn't ready to give up yet on its lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal wetlands damage — despite a new law aimed at squelching the suit.
A motion to kill the suit died on a 4-4 tie vote Thursday during a meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.
Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the lawsuit. His four newest appointees voted to kill the suit. Four others voted against killing it. One member of the nine-member board was absent.
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The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, the department said in a press release.
The checkpoint will last until approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. Drivers are cautioned to have proper documentation, including proof of insurance and a driver's license, and should only experience minimal delays.
"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas was quoted as saying.