FACT CHECK: Courts Have Affirmed Bayou Bridge Permits

CLAIM: Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman claimed in a tweet that the permits for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline were issued illegally. “Oil will start flowing through the Bayou Bridge pipeline starting April 1. But the permits were issued illegally and we have a pending motion in federal court to shut it back down. This isn’t over,” Hasselman said.



A federal appeals court ruled last summer that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers complied with all applicable laws and regulations when it authorized permits for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. In a 19-page order, the U.S. Fifth Circuit …