Enviros Seek Halt Of La. Pipeline Work Amid Challenge

Law360, New York (January 30, 2018, 2:57 PM EST) -- Environmental groups say their argument that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrongly permitted a crude oil pipeline connected to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline is strong enough to warrant blocking the project’s construction while their legal challenge plays out, but a Louisiana federal judge thought otherwise Tuesday.

The Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance and other groups, which claim the Corps violated the National Environmental Policy Act in concluding that the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline would not have a significant impact on the environment, said Monday that an injunction blocking the pipeline's construction until the case is resolved on the merits is the...

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