Bayou Bridge Pipeline

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: the hotly contested Bayou Bridge Pipeline is finally complete. Plus, an update on two environmental lawsuits.

WWNO’s Travis Lux got all the details from Sara Sneath, environment reporter for NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO’s Travis Lux talks with columnist Bob Marshall from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune. They reviewed some of the big environmental news of 2018 -- and look ahead toward the likely stories of 2019.

 

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It’s illegal to trespass on critical infrastructure sites in Louisiana, like a refinery or a nuclear power plant. Representative Major Thibaut’s bill would add pipelines to that list.

Another Bayou Bridge Lawsuit Filed

Jan 17, 2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Even though all the permits are now in place, opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline are continuing to battle the project, filing another lawsuit in state court on Monday.

 

“You would think that when the word of the approval permits comes down we would all be discouraged. But in fact, I think it has lit a fire under us,” said the Louisiana Bucket Brigade's Ann Rolfes.

Bayou Bridge Opponents Push for Study Request

Oct 18, 2017
Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards has been clear about one proposed – now controversial – project for the state.

“We do favor, as an administration policy, the Bayou Bridge pipeline,” he said, during his radio show last month. “As a state, we have to find a way to transport hydrocarbons to where they are needed in our refineries and in our plants. And I believe overall the safest way to do that is in a pipeline.”