Pennsylvania Grandmother, Landowner, & Environmental Advocate Arrested

July 28, 2018Mariner East, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ellen Gerhart, 63, has been targeted by Energy Transfer Partners with contempt of court claims for monitoring pipeline construction on her own land. VIDEO OF ELLEN’S ARREST AVAILABLE HERE Huntingdon, PA: Late this afternoon, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested Ellen Sue Gerhart, 63, on her own property. The … Read More

Breaking: Tree Sitters Block Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction in Atchafalaya Basin

July 16, 2018Bayou Bridge, Press Release, Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Aerial blockade established in canopy of old growth cypress trees in the path of Energy Transfer Partners’ Bayou Bridge pipeline project ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, LA:  Water protectors living high in the canopy of old growth cypress trees brought construction on the Bayou Bridge pipeline to a halt earlier today in … Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Louisiana Residents Arrested for Delivering Judge’s Orders to Stop Bayou Bridge Construction

May 24, 2018Bayou Bridge, Press Release

(St. James) Twenty Water Protectors brought construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline to a halt this morning in St. James Parish, an area where the pipeline company is currently under a judge’s orders to stop construction. Bayou Bridge LLC has defied Judge Alvin Turner’s order to halt construction, not only continuing construction in the fragile … Read More

PA Residents Impacted by Mariner 2 East Pipeline Rally Behind Landowner Ellen Gerhart

May 9, 2018Mariner East, Press Release

Dozens from across PA attend press conference and rally in defense of grandmother, landowner, and retired special ed teacher Ellen Gerhart, 63, who has been targeted by Sunoco with contempt of court claims for monitoring pipeline construction on her own land Huntingdon, PA: This morning, dozens of residents from across Pennsylvania converged at the Huntingdon … Read More

Environmental Stewardship Is Not A Crime

May 8, 2018Mariner East

Blog by Elise Gerhart, Camp White Pine I am in love with the springtime. May especially, when the animals are emerging, and the migrating ones are returning, full of energy and life. I love the light rains, and the whole “April showers bring May flowers” phenomenon that comes with the territory in latitudes blessed with … Read More

BREAKING: State Court Declares Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s Coastal Use Permit Illegal

May 7, 2018Bayou Bridge, Press Release

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018​ CONTACT: Pastor Harry Joseph, 5th District H.E.L.P. Association, (210) 315-7532 Genevieve Butler, (225) 624-2032 Dustin Renaud, Gulf Restoration Network, dustin@healthygulf.org 504-525-1528 x214 Dean Wilson, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, (225) 692-4114 Cherri Foytlin, Bold Louisiana, (334) 462-4484 Elizabeth Livingston de Calderon, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, (504) 862-8819; (504) 865-5789 ​​​​​​– State Court Declares Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s Coastal Use Permit Illegal CONVENT, La. – Louisiana’s 23rd Judicial District … Read More

US Commercial Banks In For a Spring of Fossil Fuel Resistance

April 16, 2018Bayou Bridge, Mariner East, Press Release, Rover, US Bank

US commercial banks are gearing up for their annual general meetings, starting as early as this week, but they’re not alone in making plans for AGM season. A growing number of concerned communities and organizations are planning a series of interventions at this year’s bank shareholder meetings to pressure the banks to stop financing controversial oil and gas infrastructure projects.

Blog: A battle for life and water in southern Louisiana

April 3, 2018Bayou Bridge

 By: Emily Jovais of 350.org, originally posted on Medium The energy at the L’eau Est La Vie camp is calm and serene, yet there’s also a palpable sense of urgency and seriousness. Through the trees and just around the corner – you can see the pipes on the ground and trenches where Energy Transfer Partners … Read More

Pennsylvanians deliver ‘Notice of Violation’ to Governor Tom Wolf

March 21, 2018Uncategorized

HARRISBURG, PA – At a pipeline safety hearing today in the Pennsylvania legislature, residents and state legislators took turns bashing Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners over their continuous rogue corporate behavior during the construction of the contentious Mariner East 2 pipeline. The Philly Inquirer captured it all perfectly with this headline: “Absent Sunoco is thrashed at Pa. … Read More