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Debunking slander on false accusations regarding trash of the L’Eau Est La Vie Camp

Debunking slander on false accusations regarding trash of the L’Eau Est La Vie Camp

October 31, 2018 – Earlier today the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Department held a press conference where they falsely accused us of leaving trash behind in the Atchafalaya Basin.

This is the exact same tactic that they tried to use to discredit the movement at Standing Rock. But the truth is that it is companies like Energy Transfer Partners, enabled by local authorities, who are decimating the land and water with projects like the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Debunking slander on false accusations regarding trash of the L'Eau Est La Vie Camp

Earlier today the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department held a press conference where they falsely accused us of leaving trash behind in the Atchafalaya Basin.This is the exact same tactic that they tried to use to discredit the movement at Standing Rock. But the truth is that it is companies like Energy Transfer Partners, enabled by local authorities, who are decimating the land and water with projects like the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.Please go to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office page and help set the record straight by commenting on this by post: http://bit.ly/2zk0zfJHere is our statement on the situation:"Just a couple weeks ago, Energy Transfer Partner workers in the presence of the police intentionally swamped and sunk our boats. After the boats were sunk many of us had to swim through snake and alligator filled waters to get to the shore and then walk. We love the basin, we are risking our lives to defend it. ETP are the ones clear-cutting hundreds of acres of ancient cypress forests and regularly spilling toxic fuel and drilling fluid in the wetlands. We cleaned up the trash, those are old photographs. If St. Martin Parish sherriffs cared about the Basin, they'd prosecute ETP for all the regulations we've documented them violating. But they won’t because ETP has used their out of state influence and dark money to hire those same officers as security."#NoBayouBridge #StrikeDownETP

Posted by L'eau Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou Bridge on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Please go to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office page and help set the record straight by commenting on this by post: http://bit.ly/2zk0zfJ

Here is our statement on the situation:

Just a couple weeks ago, Energy Transfer Partner workers in the presence of the police intentionally swamped and sunk our boats. After the boats were sunk many of us had to swim through snake and alligator filled waters to get to the shore and then walk. We love the basin, we are risking our lives to defend it. ETP are the ones clear-cutting hundreds of acres of ancient cypress forests and regularly spilling toxic fuel and drilling fluid in the wetlands. We cleaned up the trash, those are old photographs. If St. Martin Parish sheriffs cared about the Basin, they’d prosecute ETP for all the regulations we’ve documented them violating. But they won’t because ETP has used their out of state influence and dark money to hire those same officers as security.”

#NoBayouBridge #StrikeDownETP