The bill is one of several filed in response to the levee board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies.
Gas and oil interests have been good to Robert Adley, and as a senator, Adley has been unfailingly good to them. He insists the Flood Protection Authority lawsuit seeking damages for coastal destruction is illegal. The bills he's moving would make sure of that.
They renominated Tim Doody and picked Tyrone Ben for the other slot.
The documents outline the Flood Protection Authority's case but won't be introduced as evidence in court.
But they voted not to send another name in cases in which the governor rejects a qualified candidate.
After experts blamed pre-Katrina political hacks for ignoring safety issues, voters chose to have experts serve on levee boards. But Jindal has a litmus test that critics say undermines the changes: He wants members who will oppose a lawsuit against oil and gas companies for wetlands damages.
I had my chance to put state coastal czar Garret Graves on the spot, but high-caliber attorneys suing oil and gas companies beat me to it.
Given the state coastal authority's opposition to the suit, Wednesday's meeting could be contentious.
Sandy Rosenthal: " ... if there were a good reason for Jindal to continue shielding Big Oil from its legal responsibilities to the people of Louisiana, we would have heard it by now."
Moseley: "If it weren’t so insulting, it would be grimly amusing how such a lucrative industry always postures as teetering on the brink of financial disaster."