Chevron, one of the defendants named in a lawsuit filed last week by the City of New Orleans in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, has filed a motion to remove the lawsuit to federal court.
In a statement, Melissa Landry, spokesperson for the legal team representing Chevron and other energy companies said:
“For decades the energy industry has carried out its operations under federal supervision and in accordance with federal laws and regulations, which exist to permit the responsible development, distribution and use of Louisiana’s natural resources while also protecting the environment. Disputes challenging decades of federally authorized operations, carried out according to federal laws and regulations, should be heard in federal court. We believe the allegations set forth in this petition involve important issues of national concern that should be heard and decided uniformly in federal court.”
The lawsuit targets oil, gas, and pipeline companies who are considered responsible for damage to coastal wetlands.
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