11 Jan '18, 9pm

BREAKING: Sierra Club Sues to stop Bayou Bridge Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Bayou Bridge Fight Heads to Federal Court Complaint alleges government failed to consider irreparable harm to Atchafalaya River Basin BATON ROUGE, LA—Representing the interests of the millions of people who use, visit, study and rely on the Atchafalaya Great River Swamp, several groups today asked a Louisiana federal district court to vacate a recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that would allow the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline to be constructed through the Atchafalaya Basin, one of the nation’s ecological crown jewels, and through hundreds of Louisiana’s streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and bayous. “Not only is the Atchafalaya Basin the most important ecosystem for neotropical migratory birds in the western hemisphere, but it is also critically important to protect much of south Louisiana and...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/louisiana/blog/2018/01/breakin...

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