Environmentalists Buoyed by Bench Ruling on Crude Oil Pipeline

Ruling from the bench late Thursday, a federal judge said that a crude oil pipeline under construction through Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swamp, already has caused irreparable harm, galvanizing environmentalists who sued the Army Corps of Engineers for permitting it.

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Judge Clears Government in Case of Aging Michigan Pipeline

Dealing a setback to environmentalists who want assurance that pipelines have proper response plans for catastrophic oil spills, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the National Wildlife Federation lacks standing to challenge the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval process.

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Environmentalists Sue to Stop Water Pipeline in Mojave Desert

Environmental groups sued the Trump administration in federal court on Tuesday, claiming its approval of a project that aims to pump billions of gallons from desert aquifers in California’s Mojave Desert to supply thirsty coastal cities is illegal.

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