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

StopETP coalition calls out U.S. Bank at annual Ethisphere gala

March 14, 2018Bayou Bridge, US Bank

Yesterday, a delegation from the StopETP coalition demonstrated outside the Ethisphere gala, an annual event honoring “the world’s most ethical companies.” Amazingly, U.S. Bank was among the honorees this year – despite their deeply hypocritical and deceitful lending practices in the pipeline and energy sector. At last year’s Annual General Meeting, U.S. Bank CEO Andrew … Read More

Massive Sinkholes Trigger Shut Down of ETP Mariner East 1 Pipeline

March 8, 2018Mariner East

On Wednesday, March 7, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ordered an emergency shutdown Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East 1 Pipeline. The order came after massive sinkholes were discovered along the pipeline route in Chester County, as a result of drilling during construction of the larger Mariner East 2 Pipeline. PUC officials noted in the order … Read More

Pipeline delays will cost ETP $750M this year

March 2, 2018Mariner East, Rover

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) just made a remarkable confession that vindicates investors who abandoned the company over its shameful behavior at Standing Rock. During its quarterly earnings call with analysts last week, ETP announced that spending for 2018 would increase to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion more than its estimate just three months prior. When … Read More

Louisiana Public Officials Surveilled Anti-Bayou Bridge Pipeline Groups and Coordinated with Pipeline Employees, Documents Show

March 1, 2018Bayou Bridge, Press Release

Original post from the Center for Constitutional Rights Contact: press@ccrjustice.org March 1, 2018, Baton Rouge, LA – Newly released documents reveal that Louisiana state intelligence officers surveilled community groups opposed to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and that regulators used language written by Energy Transfer Partners representatives in documents related to the pipeline permitting process. Louisiana Bucket Brigade and … Read More

BREAKING: Federal judge blocks construction of Bayou Bridge pipeline

February 24, 2018Uncategorized

Pipeline construction would “irreparably harm” Atchafalaya Basin Original post by Waterkeeper Alliance BATON ROUGE, LA – Federal District Court Judge Shelly Dick halted the construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline across the Atchafalaya Basin. Today’s decision grants a preliminary injunction to prevent ongoing irreparable harm to this ecological treasure while a lawsuit, filed Jan. 11, … Read More

Hundreds gather in Minneapolis calling on US Bank to #DefundETP

February 12, 2018US Bank

Last week, the national spotlight was on Minneapolis for Super Bowl Sunday, where the Philadelphia Eagles pulled out a close victory over the New England Patriots. But much of the local spotlight in Minnesota was on the streets, where hundreds of activists braved frigid temperatures and blinding snow for a series of actions demanding the … Read More

STATEMENT: Despite record fine, ETP should not be allowed to resume construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline

February 9, 2018Mariner East, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2018 CONTACT: Elise Gerhart, elisealcyone [at] gmail.com, 707-499-3989 Karen Feridun, karen.feridun [at] gmail.com, 610-678-7726 STATEMENT: Despite record fine, ETP should not be allowed to resume construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined Sunoco – a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners – … Read More

Correspondence With US Bank

January 29, 2018US Bank

Here’s the letter we sent to US Bank outlining concerns about Energy Transfer Partners. And here’s the response from the bank.