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

Report: Norway sovereign wealth fund to review ethics of ETP investments

October 23, 2017Uncategorized

The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, reported Reuters today. Similar reviews in the past has led to divestments, such as the fund’s 2015 decision to sell off more than $8 billion of investments in coal and related industries. … Read More