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Sep 19, 2013 12:03 PM by AP, PHOTO: MGN ONLINE

SE Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East meets

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - One of two members who have been targeted for removal from a Louisiana flood board gave a brief farewell speech as the board opened a meeting in Chalmette.

Historian John Barry said Thursday's meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East was likely his last.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's coastal protection chief said last week that the governor will not re-appoint Barry or board president Tim Doody because the board is pressing a lawsuit against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland damage.

The board was to discuss the lawsuit later Thursday.

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