Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Featured

URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED to Stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED to Stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED.

At least a dozen police with K-9 units have converged on the tree-sits and the support camp in the Atchafalaya Basin. We’ve been told that cutters are on their way to clear the trees.

CALL the St. Martin Sheriff Department and demand that they back off, not attempt a dangerous extraction, and let our support people stay on site: 337-394-3071

The folks in the tree-sits could be in serious danger if the police try to extract them. It is also essential that our support team be allowed to stay on site to advocate for their safety.

**Urgent Support Needed** ETP and St Martin Parish Sheriffs Office sending in K-9 units to tree stands – **Happening NOW**CALL the St. Martin Sheriff Department and demand that they back off, not attempt a dangerous extraction, and let our support people stay on site: 337-394-3071#NoBayouBridge #StopETP

Posted by L'eau Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou Bridge on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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Tree-clearing for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is now just 1.5 miles away from the trees-sits, which have been set up directly on the path of the pipeline.

Last month a Court ordered that construction on the pipeline be halted. But Energy Transfer Partners, with the blessing of the State of Louisiana, have continued construction illegally.

For more information about our resistance, and to join us on the frontlines visit: NoBBP.org

#NoBayouBridge #StopETP #Resist #CrawFishRevolution

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Bayou Bridge is the final piece of the Dakota Access Pipeline system. It’s being built by the same company, Energy Transfer Partners, that unleashed violence against peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock, and it would connect to the DAPL system to bring oil from North Dakota to export facilities in Louisiana.

The pipeline would terminate in St. James, a community of color that is already surrounded by toxic fossil fuel infrastructure. Despite a state court ruling that construction of the pipeline must immediately stop until an evacuation route was created for this community, Energy Transfer Partners chose to ignore the court order and illegally continue with construction, jeopardizing the health and safety of the people living in St. James.