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Pipeline ruling on hold; decision expected next week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The builders of the Bayou Bridge pipeline and the environmentalists trying to stop them will have to wait a few more days for a court decision on whether the project can continue moving forward.

The Advocate reports that after a day and a half of testimony and arguments, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick told the two sides Friday she needs more time to weigh their points. She says they could expect a ruling next week.

Her ruling will determine whether construction is temporarily halted in the Atchafalaya Basin. During the work stoppage, the two sides would argue whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' permit should be vacated altogether.

The under-construction pipeline will transfer crude oil between Lake Charles and St. James Parish.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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