On Tuesday, Lens environmental reporter Bob Marshall will interview Gladstone Jones, the lead attorney in the lawsuit against the oil and gas companies for coastal damages. They will discuss a  recent key hearing in federal court and how that affects the next hearing Dec. 10.

Jones and Marshall will discuss his contract with the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East, how it differs from standard contracts, if at all, and why he took the lawsuit.

Marshall will ask him to explain the offers Jones has made to forego payments beyond his costs if the oil and gas industry comes to the table. And they’ll also get into so-called “legacy law suits,” which the Legislature has attempted to kill, and what that would mean to people who have suffered damage form oil and gas activities if it passes.


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Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

RSVP: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and adjacent access points.



Special thanks to our sponsors LCI Workers’ Comp and Basin St. Station.

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