Louisiana appeals court hears arguments in pipeline lawsuit
January 9, 2020
...The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles could take weeks or months to decide the case involving the 162-mile-long (260-kilometer) Bayou Bridge Pipeline, attorney Pamela Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights said after the hearing.
The pipeline began operating in March.
“What a lot of people don’t realize is that oil companies have been granted power of eminent domain. ... They don’t have to go through the courts” to take private property for pipelines in Louisiana, Spees said in a news conference livestreamed by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, an environmental nonprofit.
The Center for Constitutional Rights represents three owners of land in St. Martin Parish. ...
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