Dallas Firm's 162-mile Pipeline Through Nation's Largest River Swamp Gets Its Day in Court

One of the federal judges considering whether to allow construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue in an environmentally fragile Louisiana swamp seemed to downplay concerns Monday about the project's impact on forested wetlands.The pipeline is a joint venture of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and Houston-based Phillips 66. ETP built the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, a project that sparked a string of violent clashes between protesters and police in North Dakota in 2016 and 2017. The Bayou Bridge pipeline is the last link in a pipeline network connecting the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota with Louisiana refineries and export terminals.  Continue reading...

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