Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Featured

Energy Transfer Partners Security Sinks Two Boats Full of Water Protectors, Threatening Lives

Energy Transfer Partners Security Sinks Two Boats Full of Water Protectors, Threatening Lives

St. Martin Parish, LA (October 15th, 2018)- Early this morning, two boats carrying approximately 15 water protectors and media officials were legally observing a Bayou Bridge pipeline construction site, when an Energy Transfer Partners security boat passed by at an aggressive speed, intentionally causing a large wake that swamped and eventually sunk the boats.

All passengers, including a documentary film crew, narrowly made it to shore before the boats completely sunk.

All passengers are accounted for and safe thanks to the help of a local Cajun fisherman who provided support when he found the stranded L’eau Est La Vie crew.

The water protectors and attending media were there to legally observe an illegal Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site preparing to conduct horizontal drilling beneath a waterway for project installation.

The water protectors continue to cite lack of action by Louisiana state officials to address illegal operation and construction by Energy Transfer Partners in the Atchafalaya river basin. Today is just another example of the illegal and cruel tactics ETP continues to use to intimidate water protectors who were acting within their legal right.

L’eau Est La Vie Camp is a hub for pipeline resistance and peaceful opposition to the Bayou Bridge pipeline.

If you would like more information about local, regional, national and international Bayou Bridge pipeline resistance efforts please visit www.NoBBP.org or contact us at resist@nobbp.org.