Bayou Bridge Pipeline

A Native woman wearing a blue hoodie stands next to a pole with signs symbolizing historic fights

Inside the Long, Hard Fight to Stop the Bayou Bridge Oil Pipeline

For more than two years, Indigenous water protectors, Black residents of “Cancer Alley,” Atchafalaya Basin landowners and others have been protesting, suing and, in some cases, doing felony-level direct action, to halt the completion of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana. Heres the harsh reality of fighting the inevitable in the bayou.

Pipelines in Williston, North Dakota, on June 15, 2011.

Judge's Order Derails Plans to Complete Bayou Bridge Pipeline

The pipeline is slated to run through St. James Parish, an area with a high number of oil refineries—and residents afflicted with cancer. 

A buried section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline emerges a few miles north of the Yukon River on July 21, 2002 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Appeals Court to Decide if Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Can Continue

It’s owned by same company as the Dakota Access pipeline.

Indigenous children at the L'eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp on June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

New Louisiana Anti-Pipeline Camp Increases Security by Requiring Water Protector Application

The vetting process is intended to keep out infiltrators and protect camp occupiers.

 Indigenous leaders open the L'eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life) Camp in ceremony June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

ICYMI: Prayer and Resistance Camp Launches in Louisiana to Challenge Pipeline Connected to DAPL

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would transport North Dakota’s crude oil to refineries and facilities in Louisiana.

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Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in Texas

People living more than 50 miles away felt it happen.

Photo of Phillips 66 pipeline fire

Worker Missing in Louisiana Pipeline Explosion Assumed Dead

It took four days for responders to extinguish the blaze caused by the accident.

Photo courtesy of Phillips 66

Louisiana Pipeline Explodes, Injuring 2 Workers and Leaving 1 Missing

Nearby, activists and residents are fighting to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

The map above illustrates accidents across the U.S. by Energy Transfer Partners. The yellow points are where different accidents have happened, including pipeline spills, onshore facility malfunctions, storage tank leaks and mobile incidents.

In 2 Years, Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluting Rivers in 4 States

Energy Transfer Partners is the focus of a new report by a Louisiana-based environmental organization.

 Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a lot on October 14, 2014, outside Gascoyne, North Dakota.

Louisiana Environmentalists Rally Against Pipeline Developed by Same Company Behind DAPL

In the past weeks, Energy Transfer Partners has been served with a lawsuit and become the target of protests in both Lousiana and North Dakota. 

The map shows the proposed route of the 162-mile long Bayou Bridge Pipeline, as well as where pipeline accidents have occurred throughout the state, including in the Gulf of Mexico. Some accidents occurred on locations outside of the map.

New Report Cites 144 Total Pipeline Accidents in Louisiana Last Year

The state is currently trying to push through a new pipeline, which is being built by the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.