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Atchafalaya Advocates Ask Federal Judge to Block Bayou Pipeline as Floodwaters Rise

Energy Transfer Partners continues long-standing pattern of permit violations and environmental destruction in America’s largest wetlands Energy Transfer Partners, the oil giant behind the hotly contested Bayou Bridge Pipeline, is actively harming wetlands in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin by continuing pipeline construction during flood season. Environmental watchdogs, represented by the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice, have asked a federal judge ...


North Carolina Pipeline Fight: The Art of Organizing

Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton is fighting the MVP Southgate pipeline in her North Carolina watershed, work that doubles as a master class in community organizing. “She hasn’t let up, not one time,” said Kelly Bollinger, who, with her husband, Daniel, owns land in Green Level in Alamance County that was along the original planned path ...


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Energy Transfer Partners PA Explosion Another Example of Poor Pipeline Management

Waterkeeper Alliance points to Energy Transfer Partners’ long history of pipeline accidents Following the early morning explosion today of an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline in Beaver County, PA which prompted officials to close schools and evacuate dozens of homes, Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann has issued the following statement: “Yet again, Energy Transfer Partners ...


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Tell FERC to fix its broken pipeline permitting process! | Dive Into Democracy

Written by Rachel Bauer, Legal Intern In December 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its plan to revisit its permitting policy for natural gas interstate pipelines. The policy was originally developed in 1999 and, with the massive increase of natural gas production through fracking and resulting pipeline construction, it is due time for ...


Federal Appeals Court Overturns Bayou Bridge Pipeline Injunction

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned an order halting construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline in the Atchafalaya River Basin. The ruling reverses U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick’s February order granting a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the portion of the Bayou Bridge pipeline that ...


Energy Transfer and Sunoco Pipelines Have Leaked Every Eleven Days on Average

Energy Transfer Partners, its subsidiaries including Sunoco, and joint ventures reported 527 hazardous liquids pipeline incidents to federal regulators from 2002 to 2017.   Today, Greenpeace USA and Waterkeeper Alliance published a ground-breaking report on Energy Transfer Partners’ poor safety record, analyzing sixteen years of operations for the company’s existing oil and hazardous liquids pipelines. ...


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Appeals Court Panel allows Bayou Bridge pipeline construction to resume while legal appeals proceeds

In 2-1 ruling, court lifts preliminary injunction and expedites appeal schedule The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today granted a motion for stay filed by the company constructing the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline across the Atchafalaya Basin. The motion, filed by Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, effectively asked the Court to allow construction ...


Federal judge blocks construction of Bayou Bridge pipeline

Pipeline construction would “irreparably harm” Atchafalaya Basin BATON ROUGE, LA – Federal District Court Judge Shelly Dick halted the construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline across the Atchafalaya Basin. Today’s decision grants a preliminary injunction to prevent ongoing irreparable harm to this ecological treasure while a lawsuit, filed Jan. 11, is being heard. Judge Dick ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to Keystone Spill

Yesterday, TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands oil in South Dakota, just days before the Nebraska Public Service Commission is set to decide whether to issue a key permit for Keystone XL – a proposed expansion of the same pipeline system. Initial reports suggest the spill has not impacted ...


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Tribes, Landowners and Conservation Groups Intervene in Jordan Cove Pipeline Fight

Last month, Pembina, the Canadian Company behind the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and LNG export terminal filed their Certificate Application with the federal government, marking their third attempt over a 12 year period to build a pipeline through southern Oregon to ship fracked gas overseas. The project has faced stiff opposition from impacted communities because ...