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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Gov. Edwards voices support for Louisiana Energy Infrastructure

Gov. Edwards voices support for Louisiana Energy Infrastructure

During his most recent “Ask the Governor” radio series, Governor John Bel Edwards received a question regarding the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, to which Gov. Edwards replied, “I think this is the safest way to get the product to (refineries), and we’re going to proceed with the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.”

Gov. Edwards is correct in his assertion the pipelines like Bayou Bridge are the safest, most efficient means of transporting energy products to our state’s refineries-ensuring Louisiana businesses are equipped with the resources needed to succeed.

And the project will be a boon for not only the energy industry but also for local communities along the pipeline route, thanks to the generation of millions of dollars in tax revenues for municipal services like schools, first responders and infrastructure upgrades.

Most importantly, construction is proceeding apace with our state’s environment as a top priority. The project’s developers have reiterated their commitment to minimizing any impacts to our natural resources like the Atchafalaya Basin.

Louisianians for Energy thanks Gov. Edwards for voicing his support for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, and we look forward to a successful completion of the project’s construction.

Randy Hayden

President, Louisianians for Energy