Gulf Restoration Network
Sierra Club – Mississippi
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) –
The Sierra Club and Gulf Restoration Network have filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Development Authority, challenging the regulations that have been created for oil and gas exploration in Mississippi waters.
Louie Miller with the Sierra Club called the lawsuit an “option of last resort.”
Attorney Robert Wiygul filed the legal action in Hinds County chancery court on Wednesday. He said the legal action is asking that “a modicum of common sense be applied to the creation of regulations.”
According to Wiygul, the normal course of events is “ready, aim, fire.” But in this case with MDA, it was “ready, fire, aim.”
Steve Phillips is following this story, and will have more details on the lawsuit later today on WLOX News and WLOX.com.
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