An Achievement — And A Warning — For Corps Of Engineers

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers relies heavily on its nationwide permitting program and defends its integrity at every opportunity. Several aspects of this program recently withstood another round of judicial scrutiny in a case the Sierra Club brought to challenge the corps’ reissuance of a nationwide permit for utility line construction and the use of that permit to allow TransCanada to construct the Gulf Coast Pipeline.[1]

The 485-mile-long pipeline, originally a segment of the Keystone XL Pipeline, runs from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast...
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