A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, the oil and gas industry and several large landowner groups aimed at limiting how state courts handle oil and gas environmental damage “legacy lawsuits,” forwarding the legislation to the Senate floor.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...