Houston, TX – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) applauded the 4-1 decision by the Louisiana Appeals Court which ruled that the state’s Department of Natural Resources appropriately issued permits for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Following the verdict, Kaitlin Schmidtke, CEA’s Louisiana State Director said the following:
“CEA applauds the Court’s decision on this critically important infrastructure project for Louisiana. It confirms that the state Department of Natural Resources did its due diligence and was thorough in its environmental permitting review. We can protect both our fragile wetlands and the environment while also ensuring that families, households and small businesses have the energy resources they need to fuel their daily lives.
“These regulators review a wide variety of issues across the state and are attuned to consider every scenario of these projects. We applaud the verdict, which supports the Department’s prior decision. By allowing this project to continue, the energy that will be transported through this pipeline will be able to reach its destination at local refineries safely, and eventually, meet the energy needs families and businesses in the region.”
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Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America’s energy future. With more than 500,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.