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Lawmakers trample on property rights

Written by Will Hendrick, staff attorney for Waterkeeper Alliance, and Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper.  This piece originally appeared in the July 7th edition of the Fayetteville Observer. Last month, the North Carolina General Assembly again voted to prioritize polluters over people when it overrode Governor Cooper’s veto and enacted the NC Farm Act, SB711. ...


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Tell FERC to fix its broken pipeline permitting process! | Dive Into Democracy

Written by Rachel Bauer, Legal Intern In December 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its plan to revisit its permitting policy for natural gas interstate pipelines. The policy was originally developed in 1999 and, with the massive increase of natural gas production through fracking and resulting pipeline construction, it is due time for ...


Federal Appeals Court Overturns Bayou Bridge Pipeline Injunction

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned an order halting construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline in the Atchafalaya River Basin. The ruling reverses U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick’s February order granting a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the portion of the Bayou Bridge pipeline that ...