This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Cindy Spoon, an activist with the Leau Est la Vie (Water Is Life) camp that has been opposing the recently suspended Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
In a “major victory” for local landowners and pipeline activists who are fighting to block the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana, the company behind the project agreed to halt construction on a patch of private property just ahead of a court hearing that was scheduled for Monday morning.
The path of the 163-mile pipeline runs through Atchafalaya Basin, the nation’s largest wetland and swamp. Local landowners and activists have raised alarm about the threat the pipeline poses to regional water resources, wildlife, and communities.
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