- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A human rights law firm has sued the Louisiana governor’s office and a sheriff’s office for records involving a crude oil pipeline proposed across the Atchafalaya (uh-CHAF-uh-LY-uh) Basin.

The Center for Constitutional Rights’ lawsuit against St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne (shahm-PAHN) also requests records of his office’s participation in responses to protests against a North Dakota pipeline.

Both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline are projects of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

The suits allege the agencies have taken too long and provided too few records.

The center sued the governor’s office for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. The governor’s office says it answered one request and has told the Bucket Brigade it’s reviewing two others.

Champagne was away when called for comment Thursday.

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