The planned Bayou Bridge Pipeline would cross Southern Louisiana, carrying fracked oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline, endangering 700 bodies of water, including the source of drinking water for the United Houma Nation and 300,000 Louisiana residents. Support the Eau Est La Vie resistance camp and others fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline! Communities all over the U.S. are mobilizing to stop it. Primary targets are a group of banks, including Citibank, that are financing Energy Transfer Partners, builder of both the Bayou Bridge and Dakota Access pipelines.
The Bayou Bridge pipeline would violate indigenous rights and destroy 150 acres of wetlands. Existing pipelines have already created enormous problems for the Louisiana crawfishing industry. This pipeline would worsen those problems by blocking key waterways with a dam. It would also increase the risk of flooding in an already flood-prone area.
A growing network of impacted landowners, tribal members, environmental justice communities, and fisherfolk fought to prevent the pipeline from getting permits. Although all the permits are now granted, the water protectors are challenging the permits in court and continuing other forms of resistance.
More information on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and the resistance here.
Project Earth video on the Defenders here.
Video showing the damage already done in the Atchafalaya Basin.
Workshop on how to stop funding Bayou Bridge Pipeline and other fossil fuel projects:
Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 PM
200 E. Leland Rd.