Steel Mill Claims Texas Pipeline Will Pollute Wetlands

Law360 (September 11, 2020, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A Texas steel mill wants to stop the construction of a natural gas pipeline on its property, claiming that the permitting process used by the Army Corps of Engineers to clear the project was inadequate and unlawful.

Optimus Steel LLC asked a Texas federal court Thursday to invalidate the Army Corps' issuance of a Nationwide Permit 12 for the Jefferson Southern Star Pipeline, arguing the Corps didn't take a good enough look at the environmental impacts of the project.

That includes the environmental impacts it would have on Optimus' Texas property, where the pipeline company is trying to seize wetlands that the...

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