Statement: Pennsylvania’s bar on Energy Transfer permits long overdue

February 13, 2019Mariner East, Press Release, Uncategorized

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

BREAKING: Three Residents Arrested as Communities Across Pennsylvania Take Action Stop the Mariner East Pipelines, Demand Release of Ellen Sue Gerhart

August 25, 2018Uncategorized

Participants in the #WeAreMamaBear Statewide Community Day of Resistance took direct action on Saturday to oppose the Mariner East Pipeline project and highlight the unjust jailing of Ellen Sue Gerhart **Photos will be posted here. Livestream from Delaware County direct action here** Pennsylvania — Today, community groups across Pennsylvania participated in a coordinated day of resistance … 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

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

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

Unfree: My battle against Texas Oil & Gas

January 27, 2018Uncategorized

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

Blog: Communities Pay The Price for Pipelines

October 26, 2017Uncategorized

Co-written by Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Staff Attorney Misha Mitchell In 2017, Sunoco Logistics Partners (Sunoco) merged with, and changed its name to, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Through this merger, ETP combined two companies with dubious incident and compliance histories. The Pipeline … Read More