by Randy Hayden, The Advocate, June 14, 2018
As we've seen with multiple incidences over the past several months, misinformation is everywhere and can permeate rather quickly. Journalists' duty is to dig through any potentially false information and reveal the truth. When the news media publishes something that's incorrect, it can have major consequences.
So we have seen within multiple recent incidents, which falsely reported that a district court judge shut down the Bayou Bridge pipeline. The story is based on comments by Elizabeth Livingston de Calderon, an environmental attorney.
In fact, a judge did not sign an order halting construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The order actually "remanded [the matter] to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for further proceedings."
The Bayou Bridge pipeline has been under stringent review by federal, state, and local authorities for more than a year. Highly skilled and expert career professionals examined every aspect of this pipeline's planned construction and found that it would have little to no impact on the environment as well as the local communities along the route.
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