Fifth Circuit Gives OK to Louisiana Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properly approved construction of a pipeline through the largest river swamp in North America – authorizing the destruction of acres of old-growth trees – a divided Fifth Circuit ruled Friday.

The 162-mile Bayou Bridge Pipeline will run from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to a terminal about 60 miles west of New Orleans, with a maximum capacity of 480,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

It will connect the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to bring crude from North Dakota to refineries and export terminals on the Gulf Coast, forming the southern leg of the Bakken Pipeline…


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