Filed under: Action, Environment, Indigenous, Land, Southeast
Water protectors with L’eau Est La Vie Camp fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline report on yet another attack by Energy Transfer Partners.
St. Martin Parish, LA – Early [Monday, October 15th] 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.
ALERT! (10/15):Early this morning, while two boats carrying water protectors and media were legally observing a bayou bridge pipeline construction site, an Energy Transfer Partners security boat rapidly passing by intentionally caused a large wake that swamped and eventually sunk our boats! All passengers, including a documentary film crew, narrowly made it to shore before the boats completely sunk. All are safe, but some are stranded in the swamp. A local Cajun fisherman has offered to help and is preparing to take one of our boat pilots out to do a rescue extraction.There is an urgent need to repair or replace our boats! Please share and support our fight…donate if you can! #StopETP #noBBP Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/nobbp
由 L'eau Est La Vie Camp 发布于 2018年10月15日周一
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.