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A New Orleans levee board wants to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for decades of damage to our state’s coastline, but the Legislature may be poised to put the kibosh on the suit.

Louisiana's revenue department has been working for months to create a new debt collection office, but its chief said Thursday it will be years before state government has a comprehensive system to attack delinquent accounts.

Lawmakers will consider TOPS changes in the legislative session that begins March 10.

Advocates of a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana flood control board against scores of oil and gas companies over erosion of coastal wetlands are making plans to fight legislation they say could undermine the suit.

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