Texas declined by four rigs, Alaska, New Mexico and West Virginia were down two each, and Louisiana lost one.
The move is part of a consent decree that resolved a lawsuit filed on behalf of people directly affected by emissions from refineries in Louisiana, Texas and California.
Sen. Bret Allain has much more in common with the levee board than he lets on.
Louisiana was unchanged; greedy trial lawyers must be vacationing.
When Sen. Bret Allain (R-Franklin) realized the odds were stacked against his Senate Bill 531, he shopped venues until he found a committee more favorable to killing the lawsuit filed by the New Orleans levee board against 97 oil and gas companies.