HARAHAN, La. (AP) — The independent committee assembled to nominate members of two regional flood boards in southeastern Louisiana has voted to seek an attorney general's opinion on when some members' terms expire.

Among those whose terms may or may not expire this year is Paul Kemp, a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. Kemp is one of the board members who voted to sue oil, gas and pipeline companies over damage coastal drilling has done to wetlands that protect Louisiana.

Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the suit. If he is able to replace Kemp this year, he would likely have the five-member majority he needs on the board to kill the lawsuit.

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