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.
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.
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
End Point of Bayou Bridge Site of Significant Oil Spill Already this Year (Baton Rouge) Louisiana residents’ calls for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline intensified today as groups again went to the Governor’s mansion and capitol office, continuing to call on the Governor to exercise his authority and ask the … Read More
Four Pennsylvania residents filed a federal lawsuit on Monday alleging that their constitutional rights to protest were violated by pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners and others acting on their behalf.