No Bayou Bridge Pipeline - Governor Public Records Petition

At a Glance

Date Filed: 

December 13, 2017

Current Status 

Petition filed in Louisiana state court in December 2017, following a public records request to the Governor's office in October 2017.

Co-Counsel 

Bill Quigley

Case Description 

This petition follows a public records request to the Governor of Louisiana's Office for any records of meetings and/or communications between the Governor and his staff and agents of several pipeline companies, including Energy Transfer Parters, Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, Phillips 66, Sunoco Logistics, and others.

Click here to view a Timeline of events related to this public records request.

The case is part of our No Bayou Bridge Pipeline work.

Case Timeline

February 2, 2018
Hearing Before Judge Wilson Fields in 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge
February 2, 2018
Hearing Before Judge Wilson Fields in 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge
During the hearing, CCR took testimony from Matthew Block, Executive Counsel to Governor John Bel Edwards, about the office’s response to the Bucket Brigade’s records request. Testimony centered around the fact that the office initially asserted it had no records showing meetings between the governor and pipeline company representatives but later provided emails about a meeting between the Edwards and former U.S. senator Mary Landrieu, who was serving as a consultant to the pipeline company. Block also confirmed in testimony that the meeting was not reflected on his official calendar. Despite the concerns raised at the hearing and during the testimony about the office’s flawed search for records, the court denied the Bucket Brigade’s request for an additional search and dismissed the case.
February 1, 2018
CCR files reply to defendants' opposition to our petition
February 1, 2018
CCR files reply to defendants' opposition to our petition
CCR files their reply in further support of plaintiff Lousiana Bucket Brigade's need for the Louisana Governor's office fully respond to their public records request.
December 13, 2017
CCR files petition for public records
December 13, 2017
CCR files petition for public records
Petition filed demanding public records regarding the Louisiana Governor's office communications with pipeline companies.