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

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, 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, 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

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

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: 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

Construction of Bayou Bridge has begun!

January 25, 2018Bayou Bridge

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