The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana today ruled in favor of the federal government and pipeline operator Energy Transfer, finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adequately studied any potential environmental impacts of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana. This is just the latest development in legal challenges from environmental groups regarding the permitted pipeline’s operation. Bayou Bridge is a 162-mile crude oil pipeline that connects Louisiana ports in St. James and Lake Charles to a broader network of pipelines. It has been safely operating since April 2019.
Statement from Randy Hayden, Presidents of Louisianians for Energy:
“Louisianians for Energy commends the Court for today’s sensible ruling reaffirming the Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s environmental assessment. The pipeline was constructed after undergoing a rigorous, multi-year permitting process that required approvals from state and federal regulators. Despite this fact and after safely transporting energy to consumers for nearly a year now, environmental activists have continued to challenge the legality of the pipeline’s operation at taxpayer expense. Especially in times like these, it’s critical that states like Louisiana step up and protect our energy infrastructure. Thankfully, with investments like Bayou Bridge, Louisiana remains well-positioned to play a key role in the American energy industry for years to come.”
Louisianians for Energy is a grassroots effort to defend Louisiana’s oil and gas economy and jobs. Energy is vital to Louisiana, providing family-supporting jobs for generations. We believe that investing in Louisiana’s energy infrastructure creates employment and economic opportunities that benefit residents across the state. For more information, visit our website or follow us @LAforEnergy