Members of several environmental and health groups gathered in the lobby of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office on Wednesday, protesting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline project and asking him to at least do an environmental impact study.
Environmental groups are demanding that builders of the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline turn over project records, including internal company communications, arguing that they are subject to release under Louisiana's public records law.
Louisiana groups say they are fed up with environmental destruction wreaked by the oil industry and that in the very least the state should allow a third-party assessment of what’s at stake before a proposed pipeline is allowed to be built.
Louisiana groups seeking a thorough, third-party examination of how the proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline will impact the environment are pointing to last weekend's two major oil accidents as proof of why the state should begin considering an alternative energy future.
Opponents of a proposed 163-mile pipeline extending from Lake Charles to St. James will convene outside the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today to request that Gov. John Bel Edwards formally ask for an environmental impact statement on the project.
As a longtime environmental justice activist and resident of Port Arthur, Texas, where Hurricane Harvey recently flooded neighborhoods and several large oil refineries, Hilton Kelley has a lot on his mind.
Internal company documents obtained and reported on separately by Grist and The Intercept last month revealed the extent of TigerSwan’s surveillance operations during last year’s protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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