Court: Louisiana Oil Pipeline Construction Allowed to Continue

Construction of a crude oil pipeline through Louisiana’s environmentally fragile Atchafalaya Basin swamp can continue under a federal appeals court decision handed down Friday.

A divided panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

The 2-1 decision was a victory for Bayou Bridge Pipeline, whose lawyers had urged the panel to throw out U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick’s injunction in April…
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