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Energy Transfer Partners’ Louisiana Pipeline Target of Lawsuit

Jan. 12, 2018, 4:07 PMUpdated: Jan. 12, 2018, 6:58 PM

Construction of a federally permitted 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline across the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana could be blocked if environmental groups convince a federal court that the project will endanger the underlying wetlands.

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for granting a Clean Water Act permit in mid-December to Energy Transfer Partners to dredge and fill the wetlands to build the pipeline. Mining or construction projects that involve dredging and filling of federally protected wetlands and streams...

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