Chevron, Exxon Face Fight Over Coastal Wetlands in State Court

May 28, 2019, 9:43 PM

A fight over the damage allegedly wrought by oil and gas operations to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands belongs in state court, not federal court, the Eastern District of Louisiana said May 28.

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp., and ConocoPhillips Co. will likely appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judge Martin Feldman said for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The case is one of dozens filed by Louisiana parishes attempting to hold more than 200 oil and gas companies responsible for the loss and pollution of the ...

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