'Illegal Rubber Stamp' Nullifies Pipeline Permits, Enviros Say

Law360 (July 9, 2019, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Permits issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for a 160-mile-long crude oil pipeline should be vacated because the agency "illegally rubber stamped" risk assessments without properly evaluating the project's impact, an environmental group told a Louisiana federal court.

The Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, which protects the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest wetland forest in North America, argued in its Monday motion that the underlying permits for the pipeline should be tossed because the Army Corps of Engineers did not conduct an independent analysis of contractor Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC's environmental impact findings.

The group argued in its filing that courts have ruled that...

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