Forcible Arrest of Water Protectors at Illegal Pipeline Construction Site in Louisiana

Water Protectors were granted written permission by the landowner to be present at the site. This did not stop St. Martin Parish sheriffs from engaging in physical altercations with the protectors while attempting to drive them from the private land.

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ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, LOUISIANA -- Four Water Protectors were brutally arrested in the Atchafalaya Basin along the Bayou Bridge Pipeline route in Louisiana on Tuesday. Water Protectors have been attempting to halt Energy Transfer Partners’ illegal construction of the pipeline. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is the same company responsible for

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Indigenous and Environmental Water Protectors Fight to Block Louisiana Pipeline

The Bayou Bridge pipeline, or BBP, is one of a handful of pipelines currently under construction by Energy Transfer Partners, or ETP, a Dallas-based oil and gas company with tens of thousands of miles of lines already operational.

An oil facility is seen in the middle of canals dug for oil pipelines on the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Half an hour outside of Lafayette, Louisiana — almost three hours west of New Orleans — the proposed route of the Bayou Bridge pipeline crosses the road. It’s a seemingly minor bend in the crooked path of a 162.5-mile pipeline that, if completed, would snake underground from Lake Charles near the Texas border to St. James in “Cancer Alley” — the

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‘Water Is Life’ Camp Resists Energy Transfer Partners’ Louisiana Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Bayou Bridge is another dangerous pipeline from a company that’s shown complete disregard for Indigenous rights, the land and water, and our climate. If approved, the project will run though 11 parishes and cross around 600 acres of wetlands and 700 bodies of water, including wells that reportedly provide drinking water for some 300,000 families.

L’EAU EST LA VIE CAMP, LOUISIANA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just granted a permit to a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP) in Louisiana. The Corps neglected to perform an environmental impact review of the pipeline project that opponents say will put local communities, indigenous peoples,

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Resistance Grows To New Louisiana Bayou Bridge Pipeline

“We don’t for a second believe that the state of Louisiana is able to oversee the safe construction and operation of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline… There are accidents every single week in the oil industry in this state, and there is no sign of that ending.”

An oil facility is seen in the middle of canals dug for oil pipelines on the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Louisiana groups say they are fed up with environmental destruction wreaked by the oil industry and that the very least the state should allow a third-party assessment of what’s at stake before a proposed pipeline is allowed to be built. They also want Louisiana to move to renewable energy, which is far safer and less toxic. The groups cite

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In Just Two Years, The Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents And Polluted Rivers In 4 States

The company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline racked up 69 reported accidents in just two years — leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil products.

The spill discovered Monday, Dec. 5, is located approximately 16 miles northwest of Belfield. (Photo: North Dakota Department of Health)

(ANALYSIS) --- Although it obstinately insists pipelines are safe, the company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline racked up 69 reported accidents in just two years — leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil products and tainting rivers in four states. That averages nearly three spills each month. A new report from the Louisiana

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