Media Advisory: Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents to Rally at Governor’s Mansion

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Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504-452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org
Jen Nessel, CCR, (212) 614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents to Rally at Governor’s Mansion, Calling for Release of Communications Between Pipeline Company and Louisiana State Agencies 

Who: Louisiana Bucket Brigade; Bold Louisiana; 350 New Orleans; Atchafalaya Basinkeeper; Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association-West; and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights 
 

What: A broad base of Louisiana advocacy groups opposed to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will rally at the Governor’s Mansion to call for the release of communications between Louisiana state agencies — the LA Department of Environmental Quality and the LA Department of Natural Resources—and the companies involved in the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The groups, together with their legal representative from the Center for Constitutional Rights, will file simultaneous public records requests for this information. The filings dovetail with the groups’ ongoing call for the state to produce an Environmental Impact Statement on the project before any public agencies make further decisions. 

Where: The rally will begin outside the Governor’s Mansion, then move inside (1001 Capitol Access Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802). The event will be streamed on Facebook Live via Louisiana Bucket Brigade here. 

When: 11 a.m. CST, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Why: The advocacy groups point out that Sunoco and Energy Transfer Partners, two companies behind the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, have become notorious for frequent oil spills around the country, indicating that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline poses severe health and environmental risks. The public records requests and call for an Environmental Impact Statement aim to ensure that Louisianans can transparently evaluate the companies’ operations and protect the interests of people and environment.

For more information, visit Louisiana Bucket Brigade and CCR’s case page.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an environmental health and justice organization using grassroots action to create an informed, healthy society that hastens the transition from fossil fuels.

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. Visit www.ccrjustice.org and follow @theCCR.

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