SEMMES, Ala. (WALA) - Construction of a controversial oil pipeline in parts of Mobile County is still on hold after Federal Judge William Steele stated the pipeline company, Plains Southcap, had not met its “burden of persuasion” in a ruling September 3.
The company had challenged a new Semmes ordinance as invalid. The judge's ruling means the City of Semmes acted within its right when it temporarily shut down the project because sediment from the job site was flowing onto adjacent property.
Some of that project is still shut down but other areas are moving forward in the building process.
“There are 57 separate properties and each property has a separate status. I can't tell you what all 57 are (but) I know some have received permits, some have stop work orders, some have never gotten the permit because there are still inspections that need to be done,” said Plains Southcap attorney, Jarrod White.
White said Plains met with the city Tuesday, September 10 and the meeting “went well”.
He estimates it will be a few more weeks before construction is underway on all the properties.
Baldwin County District Attorney's officials say an Elberta man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl.
Some Mount Vernon residents were on their way home from the grocery store when they said they were caught in the middle of a gun fight.
Friends are shocked by the murder of a woman who used to call Mobile home. Atlanta investigators say 43-year-old Pamela Williams was shot during a home invasion robbery Saturday, November 30. She died Monday.
People who live in four neighborhoods near the proposal Blue Creek Coal Terminal are circulating petitions, hoping to convince the Mobile Planning Commission to not approve a permit for the facility.
Mobile Planning Commission scheduled to talk about a new subdivision application for McGowin Park, near Hank Aaron Stadium.