Energy Transfer Partners’ proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana cleared a regulatory hurdle Dec. 14 after the Army Corps of Engineers issued a construction permit.
The company needed a permit for the proposed pipeline because it will cross eight federal projects including the Calcasieu River and the Atchafalaya River and the East and West Atchafalaya Basin Levees. It also would cross 14 federal easements in Louisiana.
An environmental assessment found no significant impact, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement.
Once constructed, the 24-inch-diameter, 163-mile crude oil line will have a capacity to carry 480,000 ...