NEW DATA Furthers Case against Bayou Bridge Pipeline
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 11 am central time
WHERE: Report released via phone conference: 512-489-3100, code is 7407529
WHAT: Greenpeace USA and Waterkeeper Alliance have published a ground-breaking report on Energy Transfer Partners’ poor safety record, analyzing fifteen years of operations for the company’s existing oil and hazardous liquids pipelines. Based on public data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the ‘Oil and Water: ETP & Sunoco’s History of Pipeline Spills’ report and accompanying interactive map shows that the company’s pipeline network has experienced a steady stream of pipeline spills from 2002 to 2017. The report also presents evidence of pervasive water pollution, spills, violations of permits, and stop work orders while constructing new pipelines.
The controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline is one such new construction project.
WHO: The report authors and researchers will be on the call, as will people from around the country who live on or near proposed pipeline routes.
Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, email@example.com