NEW ORLEANS — Gov. Bobby Jindal has named three new members to a Louisiana flood control board that filed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies over damage to coastal wetlands.
Jindal had made clear that anyone who supported the suit would not be re-appointed to the nine-member Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.
The members appointed Wednesday to the panel are Lambert Hassinger Jr., a New Orleans attorney; Jefferson Angers, of Baton Rouge, head of an organization that promotes conservation for recreational fishing; and Kelly McHugh, of Madisonville, president of a civil engineering firm.
They replace members John Barry and Dave Barnes, whose terms had expired, and Ricardo Pineda, whose earlier appointment was never confirmed by the Senate.