U.S. Judge Halts Construction of Controversial Louisiana Oil Pipeline

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A federal judge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has revoked a permit for the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline, immediately halting construction of the project, which would carry up to 480,000 barrels of crude oil daily 163 miles across the state’s Atchafalaya River basin. The nearly 1 million-acre expanse of swampland is a key component of the state’s flood protection system and home to a vital fishing industry, according to Reuters.

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