Conservation Groups File Lawsuit, Challenge Permitting for Oil Pipeline in Big Creek Lake Watershed
The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit today, on behalf of Mobile Baykeeper, challenging a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Plains Southcap, LLC pipeline routed through the Big Creek Lake watershed. The conservation groups charge that the Corps’ authorization of the crude oil pipeline’s route threatens the safety of the local water supply. The 41-mile-long pipeline will transport 150,000 to 200,000 barrels per day (or 6.3 to 8.4 million gallons per day) of crude oil through the watershed of Big Creek Lake and Hamilton Creek, the primary drinking water source for a majority of Mobile County. Read more in the press release.