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Jul 17, 18

Tree Sit Launched in the Path of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

July 16th marks the start of the #RiseTogether Weeks of Action to stop the Bayou Bridge pipeline. The following report discusses the launching of a tree-sit in the path of the project.

Deep in the Atchafalaya Basin, one of the largest swamps in North America, aerial blockades have been established directly on the path of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Water protectors are currently occupying multiple tree-sits on the pipeline easement.

We have petitioned, filed lawsuits and demonstrated. We have carried out nearly 50 worksite actions. But despite these efforts, construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline has continued. We are left with no other choice but to put our bodies, and our lives on the line to stop this pipeline.

The tree-sitters and their support team are living in inhospitable conditions, with limited resources and under close watch of Energy Transfer Partners. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

Show your solidarity for those fighting on the frontlines, organize a solidarity action during the #RiseTogether Weeks of Action which kicks off today:

During these Weeks of Action we are asking folks to target these banks which finance Energy Transfer Partners and other major pipeline companies:

Bank of America
Citi Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Wells Fargo
Bank of Tokyo
Credit Suisse
Royal Bank of Canada

You can also DONATE to support our resistance:…

Or apply to JOIN US on the frontlines:

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 end in St. James, a community of color that is already surrounded by toxic fossil fuel infrastructure. A state court ruled that construction on the pipeline must stop in St. James until an evacuation route was created for the community. Energy Transfer Partners has ignored the court order and continued with construction.

But this injustice ends here. it is time to stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and #StopETP once and for all. Join our resistance.

#NoBayouBridge #Resist

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The L’eau Est La Vie camp is protecting our water and our way of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline.

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