Louisiana groups say they are fed up with environmental destruction wreaked by the oil industry and that in the very least the state should allow a third-party assessment of what’s at stake before a proposed pipeline is allowed to be built.
Louisiana groups seeking a thorough, third-party examination of how the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline will impact the environment are pointing to last weekend's two major oil accidents as proof of why the state should begin considering an alternative energy future.
Opponents of a proposed 163-mile pipeline extending from Lake Charles to St. James will convene outside the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today to request that Gov. John Bel Edwards formally ask for an environmental impact statement on the project.
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