Bayou Bridge Pipeline Faces Mounting Legal Challenges in Louisiana

January 24, 2018

...A legal and educational nonprofit also recently spearheaded two cases related to the Bayou Bridge pipeline, calling for public records requests to be filled. 

On January 3, the Center for Constitutional Rights challenged Louisiana's St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Greg Champagne to release public records, including communications with companies involved in the pipeline project and records related to law enforcement's response to protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. The case was dismissed, but Pamela Spees, a lawyer with the Center for Constitutional Rights, told me the center plans to appeal. 

And on January 16, the center filed suit on behalf of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, New Orleans, and the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, asking for Bayou Bridge LLC to turn over records relating to the company's use of eminent domain, and for the governor's office to release its communications with private entities involved with the project. ...

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January 29, 2018