While celebrating the win, activists noted that “construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline continues in other parts of the Atchafalaya Basin” and vowed to keep fighting to completely shut down the project.
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.
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