On behalf of the Gulf Restoration Network, the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Sierra Club Delta Chapter, Bold Louisiana, the Bucket Brigade, and the Town of Henderson (collectively “Citizens”), this letter serves as an official request for a public hearing on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC, application for a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit and Section 401 state water quality certification as well as a Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 permit to build a 162-mile pipeline through wetlands in eleven Louisiana parishes.
A coalition of groups calling for a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico released research today after reviewing the frequency of accidents in the oil industry – at least those that get reported.
“The governor’s actions today declared war on the oil and gas industry." So said Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), in response to Governor John Bel Edwards’ call for the oil industry to pay for destruction of the Louisiana coast.
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