Court Order Pausing Bayou Bridge Pipeline Only Applies to Path Through Cypress Swamp

By Julie Dermansky

A federal judge’s recent order stopping construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline — though only in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin — has successfully prevented further sections of the National Heritage Area from being destroyed, for now.

On February 27, the same day U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick explained her previous week’s ruling to halt work on the pipeline, Dean Wilson, executive director of the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, surveyed the oil pipeline’s route in the basin. He was relieved to find cypress trees recently identified as “legacy trees” — those which were alive before 1803 — still standing.” . . . (more + photos)

https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/03/01/court-bayou-bridge-pipeline-paused-path-atchafalaya-basin

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline – 3 protesters arrested

KSL – Appeals begin over halted pipeline; 3 arrested at protest

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The company building a crude oil pipeline through environmentally sensitive wetlands in Louisiana’s swampy Cajun Country asked a federal judge Monday to suspend her own order temporarily halting construction.

Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC asked U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick for a ruling on that request by Tuesday so that it can pursue an appeal “if necessary.” . . . (more)

A MAP of the project

Bayou Bridge pipeline decision soon

Feb. 9 – Pipeline ruling on hold; decision expected next week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The builders of the Bayou Bridge pipeline and the environmentalists trying to stop them will have to wait a few more days for a court decision on whether the project can continue moving forward. . . . (more)

The follow-up story will get posted here . . .  FC

Parent to DAPL and Bayou Bridge Pipeline: 69 Accidents in 2 Years; Drinking Water Polluted (Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Subsidiaries)

Mining Awareness +

Two Egrets rest on the limbs of a cypress in the Atchafalaya flood basin (Photographer Lane Lefort, Courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Atchafalaya Basin Endangered.

CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, Kelcy Warren, gave over $100,000 to Trump’s campaign.

News Release from:
350 Louisiana, DisasterMap.net, Louisiana Bucket Brigade
February 6, 2017
For Immediate release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org
Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco: 69 Accidents in Two Years
 Drinking Water Polluted by ETP Spills What and when: Tele press conference about these accidents, 10 am CT
Dial in: (949) 229-4400 Access Code: 9341354
Link to webinar: http://anne39.enterthemeeting.com/m/8J8X8U9P
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For a copy of the report visit http://www.labucketbrigade.org

(New Orleans)—A new report issued today shows a disturbing pattern with pipeline and other infrastructure accidents. Data from National Response Center (NRC) reports revealed that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and its Sunoco subsidiaries have had 69 accidents in a two year span.

Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco are the companies responsible for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the proposed…

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John Barry on the coastal wetlands of Louisiana (video) + NEWS

LINK –  http://youtu.be/CeF8dJE0hqY

The Advocate Proposed pipeline highlights legacy of problems in Atchafalaya Basin
BY RICHARD BURGESS

The pipeline would run 163 miles across south Louisiana, from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin to St. James Parish, bridging a gap between oil refineries in Louisiana and a major oil and gas hub in Texas.”

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