After explosions and fires, hundreds of spills and dozens of poisoned wells, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Conservation issued a bar on all permits to Energy Transfer. This is the same company behind the Dakota Access, Bayou Bridge, Trans-Pecos, Rover, Mariner East, and Revolution pipelines – all of which have wreaked havoc on communities and … Read More
This morning, pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) special meeting of unitholders was met with a wave of protests against ETP’s environmental and human rights abuses.
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
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
(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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
Original post from the Center for Constitutional Rights Contact: email@example.com 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
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