News bites: Update on Gulf rig blaze, lawsuit hits oil industry on wetland harm and more

The Associated Press reports on efforts to control a blown-out natural gas well and rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the company operating the rig is led by “one of the biggest critics of the Obama administration’s regulation of the offshore industry.”

Reuters reports that a Louisiana flood protection agency is suing nearly 100 oil companies in state court for “allegedly damaging hundreds of miles of sensitive wetlands by cutting through them with pipelines and transportation canals.”

Bloomberg reports on Chevron’s efforts to develop shale gas in Europe.