Coastal agency asks attorney general to rescind approval of lawyer who sued oil and gas companies

The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority sent a letter to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Wednesday asking him to rescind his office’s approval to hire an outside lawyer to sue oil and gas companies for coastal erosion.

The state coastal authority argues in the letter that the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East didn’t fully disclose the lawyer’s compensation.

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About Bob Marshall

From 2013 to 2017, Bob Marshall covered environmental issues for The Lens, with a special focus on coastal restoration and wetlands. While at The Times-Picayune, his work chronicling the people, stories and issues of Louisiana’s wetlands was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes and other awards. In 2012 Marshall was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Loyola University School of Communications Den of Distinction.