22 Jun '18, 6pm
Company Ignores Judge, Rushes to Build Pipeline Through Bayou
A permit issued for Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge pipeline failed to consider how the project would impact a historic and predominantly black community, a state judge found on April 30, 2018. But Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial 162-mile pipeline, is pushing ahead with construction. Forming the southern end of the Dakota Access pipeline, the Bayou Bridge pipeline would enable the transport of volatile and explosive Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to refineries in St. James Parish, Louisiana, as well as export terminals along the Gulf of Mexico. Construction of the pipeline would cause ongoing irreparable harm to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, one of our nation’s ecological treasures. There is also credible evidence that this pipeline could be used to transport tar sands crude from Canada, a dangerous and toxic product that had originally b...