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Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana has joined the list of those suing the oil and gas industry over damage to the state's badly eroding coast

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NEW ORLEANS — Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana has joined the list of those suing the oil and gas industry over damage to the state's badly eroding coast.

The parish filed a series of suits Monday with defendants — including major oil companies — numbering close to 200.

Industry associations immediately condemned the suits as an unwarranted attack on businesses already suffering because of low oil prices.

The suits seek remedies including payments to restore coastal areas allegedly damaged by the companies' dredging of canals and pollution of marshes, waterways and groundwater.

At least one other parish, Jefferson, has similar state suits pending. And a state flood control board later this month will ask a federal appeals court to revive a suit it filed against oil and gas companies over damage to wetlands.

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