Despite some comments coming from activist anti-energy groups, a recent order by a Louisiana District Court judge did not shut down construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
Instead, Judge Alvin Turner Jr. “adjudged and decreed that the matter [be] remanded to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for further proceedings”.
The ruling can be found here.
For more than a year, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline has been under review by federal, state, and local officials. At the conclusion of this thorough process, undertaken by highly trained government representatives, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline was found to have minimal impacts on local communities and was approved to begin construction.
This latest ruling comes two months after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a preliminary injunction against the project.
Below is a statement you can attribute to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition. Also, you can follow us on Twitter @GAINNowAmerica.
“Contrary to the wishes of anti-energy activists, Judge Turner did not shut down construction on the Bayou Bridge pipeline. Rather, he remanded the matter back to the Department of Natural Resources to require certain emergency response and evacuation plans. Developers of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline have been vocal in their commitment to the Louisiana environment and to the safety of local communities. We are confident that all parties can work together to resolve this issue expeditiously while construction of this critical piece of energy infrastructure continues.”