March 28, 2017 05:00 PM

After a head injury sidelined him for a few months, Don Briggs returned to the helm of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association this month.

Briggs had already told his colleagues and members last month that a full recovery was expected, and now he’s back behind his desk in Baton Rouge as lawmakers across Capitol Lake prepare for their regular session.

Briggs likewise resumed his regular opinion column this month that runs in newspapers across the state.

His topic of choice didn’t surprise anyone — it was about the decision affirming the dismissal of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority’s lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and gas companies.

“A billowing sigh of relief was heard from oil and gas companies all across Louisiana,” Briggs wrote, “and with that sigh, came a little boost of confidence.”

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