A state judge in Baton Rouge ruled Monday that Louisiana’s Legislature missed its mark when it passed a bill seeking to halt a south Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal damage.
The man who founded and led Black Elk Energy, a Houston firm battered by a fatal 2012 explosion at one of its Gulf of Mexico production platforms, left the company a few weeks ago to try his hand at pumping oil on dry land.
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