Here’s the letter we sent to US Bank outlining concerns about Energy Transfer Partners. And here’s the response from the bank.
When ETP announced it was going to refinance its debt last November, our ears perked up. Amid the resistance to Dakota Access, several of ETP’s lenders said they wouldn’t renew their loans. Now that the dust had settled at Standing Rock, would the banks follow through? Neither ING nor DNB joined ETP’s new $5 billion … Read More
Blog by Lori Glover of the Big Bend Defense Coalition I now know what it feels like to be “unfree.” My husband Mark was arrested last Friday morning, Jan 19th, and incarcerated overnight in Marfa, TX, for an expired license plate. The same weekend felony charges against Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protester Red Fawn Fallis … Read More
Family, it has begun. The bulldozers have arrived and I have witnessed the sight of several hundreds-years-old trees ripped and shattered into toothpicks. #EnergyTransferPartners is preparing to create, or widen to, a 100 foot wide, 174 mile long scar across our lands and waters. The true cost of this project lies not on the corporate … Read More
From Confluence Democracy: PINCKNEY/HELL, MICHIGAN – In the wake of Standing Rock, Energy Transfer Parters is currently building a 42″ inch fracked gas pipeline that will run through multiple states; the new alternative route comes dangerously close to waterways and communities. Eminent Domain was used and abused like usual and Snyder’s government and agencies like … Read More
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) suspended construction permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline due to a number of safety and environmental violations.
Desmog summarizes the latest developments with US Bank. At a shareholder meeting this past spring, U.S. Bank announced it would be the first large American bank to completely stop issuing loans for oil and gas pipeline construction projects. Environmental groups, indigenous activists, and divestment advocates hailed U.S. Bank’s announcement as a triumph. Yet that triumph — and … Read More
Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted permits to Bayou Bridge, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline from Lake Charles to St. James, Louisiana.
Days after yet another accident at Exxon, the beleaguered Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality came under fire from communities impacted by pollution throughout the state.
Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed suit against Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners Rover Pipeline, to collect $2.4 million in civil penalties remanded to his office by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.