Environment & Energy Report

Energy Transfer Partners Gets Win in Louisiana Pipeline Battle

July 9, 2018, 6:29 PM

Energy Transfer Partners can begin construction of a $750 million pipeline to carry oil across southern Louisiana after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction on the project.

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said a lower court erred when it halted construction on a 162.5-mile extension of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

The lower court “misperceived the applicable regulations” when it determined the Army Corps of Engineers didn’t properly analyze this pipeline’s environmental consequences on surrounding wetlands, Judge Edith Jones wrote in a July...

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