Louisiana Lawmakers Eye Stiffer Penalties for Pipeline Damage

Article 0 Comments A fight over a crude oil pipeline in southern Louisiana has spilled into the Legislature. A proposal to stiffen penalties for damaging or trespassing around pipelines is nearing final passage after winning approval from a Senate judicial committee. Rep. Major Thibaut’s bill would classify pipelines as critical […]

Company Wants Appeals Court to Lift Halt in Louisiana Oil Pipeline Work

Article 0 Comments A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana has asked a federal appeals court to lift a judge’s order that temporarily halts pipeline construction work in a swamp. Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an “emergency stay” that would […]