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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Court Orders Audit, and Monitoring of Dakota Access Pipeline Following Latest Spill

The court acknowledged that “allowing oil to flow through the pipeline” would create “potentially disruptive” effects and could lead to incidents that may potentially “wreak havoc on nearby communities and ecosystems.”

This aerial photo shows spills from TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, near Amherst, S.D. (DroneBase/AP)

A federal court ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access to participate in multiple measures to monitor the oil pipeline constructed on land which under the 1851 treaty belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invoked the recent spill of 210,000 gallons of oil from

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Ohio EPA Sues Pipeline Company For Dumping ‘Millions Of Gallons’ Of Wastewater Into Wetlands

The Ohio EPA said Rover Pipeline had released two million gallons of industrial sludge into Tuscarawas County wetlands and into local quarries that provide drinking water.

Ohio EPA crews walk through a Stark County wetlands filled with drilling mud after a pipeline construction spill. (Photo: OHIO EPA)

Ohio filed a lawsuit Friday against the developer of the interstate Rover Pipeline, claiming it has discharged millions of gallons of drilling fluids into wetlands during the pipeline’s construction after numerous warnings and citations from regulators. Filing on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s

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US Bank To Stop Funding Oil & Gas Pipelines Amid Calls For Divestment

This past week, thousands of people held over 260 events in over 45 countries on six continents, during the Global Divestment Mobilization.

Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP/Andy Clayton-King)

With the global divestment movement expanding exponentially comes a new victory: U.S. Bank, one of the largest in the United States, announced last month that it will be excluding gas and oil pipelines from their project financing, making it the first major U.S. bank to take a step toward such a climate change policy. While U.S. Bank renewed its

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