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Bayou Bridge Fight Heads to Federal Court

Complaint alleges government failed to consider irreparable harm to Atchafalaya River Basin Representing the interests of the millions of people who use, visit, study and rely on the Atchafalaya Great River Swamp, several groups today asked a Louisiana federal district court to vacate a recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that ...


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Trump Is Giving Our Oceans to the Oil Industry

Over the summer, we alerted you that at the direction of the Trump administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was beginning to develop a  plan to open up more offshore areas to oil and gas drilling. On January 4, BOEM released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for oil and ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to President Trump’s Offshore Drilling 5-Year Plan

The Trump administration today announced its proposal to open the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Sea to offshore drilling. The plan would be the largest offering of offshore drilling rights in decades. Oil spills and other disasters caused by offshore drilling have devastating impacts on marine life and coastal economies, ...


Trump Administration Grants Permits to Extend DAPL Through Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, Threatening Jobs and Water Quality

The New Orleans District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers today issued a permit authorizing Bayou Bridge Pipeline, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162-mile crude oil pipeline through irreplaceable wetlands, communities, and farms stretching across Louisiana. The pipeline is the final leg of a cross-country mega-pipeline that connects the ...


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Stand with Water Protectors & Reject Keystone XL!

By John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper One year ago, I stood in solidarity with thousands of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota to stop the flow of dirty and dangerous Bakken crude oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We were there in peaceful protest with tribal members of the ...


Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

As early as this week, the United States House of Representatives may vote on H.R. 4239, deceptively called the “SECURE American Energy Act.” This bill contains massive giveaways to the fossil fuel industry. It would make it easier for companies to use our public lands and offshore areas for fossil fuel extraction while eliminating provisions ...


SECURE Act is a Public Lands and Waters Giveaway to Dirty Industry

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will vote on the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy (SECURE) Act. This Act would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting commonplace safeguards, and gravely weaken protections for marine mammals. ...


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Communities Pay The Price for Pipelines

Co-written by Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Staff Attorney Misha Mitchell In 2017, Sunoco Logistics Partners (Sunoco) merged with, and changed its name to, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Through this merger, ETP combined two companies with dubious incident and compliance histories. The Pipeline and ...


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President Trump’s Infrastructure Scheme Puts Lives at Risk

Yesterday, President Trump held a press conference to announce his issuance of an executive order to fast track dangerous fossil fuel and energy projects and eliminate environmental regulations that protect Americans from flooding. Instead of addressing the critical importance of updating America’s water infrastructure, so that children in cities like Flint, Michigan don’t have to ...


Say “No” to Offshore Drilling! | Dive Into Democracy

Back in May, we warned that the Trump Administration had plans to vastly expand the areas open to offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans and the already embattled Gulf of Mexico. Now, the Interior Department is beginning the process of implementing this plan. Within the Interior Department, the Bureau of Ocean Energy ...