Opponents of a bill that would derail a levee board's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies say experts are finding the legislation threatens claims against BP.
Seventy legal scholars say the bill threatens state and local litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill.
The levee board’s lawsuit says oil drilling and production has damaged the wetlands that protect New Orleans from hurricanes. It demands the companies repair that damage.
Governor Bobby Jindal opposes the lawsuit, and wants to sign a bill that would make it invalid.