Groups sue to stop Bayou Bridge pipeline, which received permit for greater capacity than publicized

Several Louisiana groups on Thursday sued to stop the Bayou Bridge pipeline project that’s received the permits necessary to begin construction.

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper announced the lawsuit in an afternoon press release.

“Not only is the Atchafalaya Basin the most important ecosystem for neotropical migratory birds in the western hemisphere, but it is also critically important to protect much of south Louisiana and the Mississippi valley from major river floods,”Atchafalaya Basinkeeper executive director Dean Wilson stated in the release. “By allowing unsustainable development in the Basin, we are endangering hundreds of cities and communities and millions of people in southern Louisiana”…

 

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