Louisiana Appeals Court Reinstates Permits for $9.4B Formosa Chemical Plant Amid Concerns of Environmental Damage

“With respect to the constitutional public trust doctrine, on review, this Court should not reverse a substantive decision of DEQ on its merits unless it can be shown that the decision was arbitrary or that DEQ clearly gave insufficient weight to environmental protection in balancing the costs and benefits of the proposed action,” Judge Jewel Welch wrote.


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