February 28, 2018 – Bayou Bridge Pipeline respectfully disagrees with the District Court’s ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers did not properly consider the limited impacts of construction in the Atchafalaya Basin during the extensive NEPA process the Corps conducted. In fact, the Corps issued two comprehensive environmental assessments, both of which had a “Finding of No Significant Impact” to the Basin. We intend to seek immediate relief from this decision in the appropriate courts. Beyond that, we will decline to comment on the legal process, but instead defer to our filings. It is important to clarify that construction of this important infrastructure project continues in all other areas along the route.
- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards – Endorsed the project on his monthly radio show.
- Nancy Landry – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 31
- Stephen Dwight – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 35
- Stuart Bishop – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 43
- Beryl Amedee – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 51
- Chad Brown – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 60
- Mike Danahay – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 33
- Mark Abraham – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 36
- Johnny Guinn – Louisiana House of Representatives, District 37
- Norby Chabert – Louisiana Senator, Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee
- Ronnie Johns – Louisiana Senator
- The Police Jury of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana – Copy of the Resolution adopted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on February 9, 2017 in support of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Project
- Hal McMillin – Calcasieu Police Juror, District 14
- National Sheriff’s Association
- Independent Petroleum Association of America
- Consumer Energy Alliance
- Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce
- Louisiana Propane Gas Association
- Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
- Lake Area Industry Alliance
- JSW Steel
We are excited to have concluded the more than two-year permitting process, which has allowed us to begin construction. The construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will take place in what we call “spreads” with multiple spreads under construction simultaneously across the entire route. Construction is estimated to be complete in the second half of 2018.
Construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will provide an estimated 2,500 local construction jobs that support Louisiana families, generate an estimated $17.6 million in sales tax for local businesses such as restaurants, hotels and shops, and an estimated $35 million to date in new investments with Louisiana-based companies. Additionally, Bayou Bridge will pay annual property taxes on the pipeline. These taxes are estimated to be $1.8 million the first year the pipeline is in service.
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The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Sourced 100% with Pipe Made in the United States
- Approximately 88% of the pipeline, including the entire crossing of the Atchafalaya Basin, will parallel existing infrastructure such as other pipelines, power lines and roads.
- The project will reduce truck, rail and waterborne crude oil transportation, which will increase the overall safety to the public and the environment.
- The project will provide long- and short-term economic benefits to Louisiana via the consumption of goods and services.
- Across all agricultural lands, wetlands and the Atchafalaya Basin, the pipe will be buried a minimum 48 inches.
- The pipeline will install buoyancy control devices, such as concrete pipe coating.
- Bayou Bridge Pipeline is committed to restoring 100% of any affected area – at the company’s own expense – if there are any impacts from construction or during long term operations.
Taken in total, Louisiana’s energy industry supplies:
– $1.5 Billion in state taxes (FY ‘13)
– $20.5 Billion in Household Income
– A total boost to Louisiana’s treasury of $2.9 Billion