LDNR has recently granted approval for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline company to build another pipeline through the Louisiana Coastal Zone ending in St. James, La. The plaintiffs, all residents or organizations connected to St. James Parish, have brought suit against the Department for failing to consider the negative impact of the pipeline on them and other residents before granting the permit. The suit is based on the theory that the state agency has a responsibility to protect citizens from dangerous installations – particularly where, as here, many are impoverished and living in an already hazardous region of the state known routinely as “Cancer Alley.”