MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A team of lawyers from Plains Southcap arrived at the Federal Courthouse shortly before the hearing Thursday, August 29.
The company, which is building a controversial oil pipeline in Mobile County, is challenging a City of Semmes ordinance.
Plains Southcap claims the ordinance is invalid.
Attorney's represent the City of Semmes said the ordinance was approved in February as an amendment to the city's 2012 building code, and applies to all land disturbance permits.
Semmes city leaders are worried about the pipeline which some believe could threaten the safety of the drinking water supply in Mobile County. That's because a portion of the oil pipeline goes through the Big Creek Lake watershed.
The company called several witnesses including the project manager, and a local expert on municipal ordinances.
The city also called several witnesses including Semmes Mayor Judy Hale.
Judge William Steele will decide whether ordinance is in fact valid. Judge Steele said he will publish his ruling on Tuesday.
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