Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 3, 2018

LOUISIANA -- 'No Bayou Bridge' Lockdowns and Arrests Underway

Water Protectors bailed out of jail! 11:30 PM and everyone’s heading home. Thank you all for your support and love.

L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge
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July 3, 2018This morning, 3 water protectors locked themselves to equipment on a Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site, halting construction.
So far 4 people, including two direct support folks, have been arrested. One other person is still locked down.
These folks took action to demand that the predominantly African American community of St. James, which is surrounded by tank farms, refineries, and other fossil fuel industry infrastructure, be given an evacuation route. Currently only one road leads in and out of St. James and in the event of an inevitable pipeline disaster, residents could be trapped.
The action is happening at a work site in Louisiana’s sensitive coastal zone, where the pipeline company is currently under a judge's orders to stop construction. Bayou Bridge LLC is defying that order and not only continuing construction in the fragile coastal zone, but accelerating it.
CALL LOUISIANA GOVERNOR EDWARDS NOW – demand that he stop construction in the coastal zone and give St James an evacuation route:
DONATE to support ongoing resistance efforts:
JOIN the #RISETOGETHER week of action against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline & all other dangerous pipelines & extreme fossil fuel infrastructure! July 16-31

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