Texas Steel Mill Can't Stop Pipeline From Crossing Property

By Michael Phillis (October 5, 2020, 9:13 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge rejected a steel mill's argument that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improperly issued a permit for a gas pipeline that will cross the business' property, refusing to block construction because the permit was likely properly issued.

U.S. District Judge Michael J. Truncale on Sunday declined to prevent Jefferson Southern Star Pipeline LLC from completing its $160 million, roughly 14-mile pipeline that will connect Port Neches, Texas, to Beaumont. The line will cross the property of Optimus Steel LLC, which unsuccessfully argued that the Corps allowed the project to move forward without properly considering its impact on...

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