LA. Pipeline Protesters Live in Bayou Trees

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline, a major crude oil pipeline under construction in southern Louisiana, is almost completed. But, despite approval and assurances of safety by state regulators, environmentalists allege the pipeline is a danger to the Atchafalaya Basin. Some environmentalists are so passionate in their opposition to the pipeline that they are living in trees…

Eco-Terrorists Collude With Russians For South Virginia Pipeline Sabotage?

A very interesting post by The Republican Standard shows eco-terrorism against pipeline construction has made its way to southern Virginia. Citing the Virginians Against Pipelines Facebook page, there are numerous references to methods of sabotage conducted by Earth First! against logging, such as tree spikes, since trees have to be cleared for pipeline construction. Tree…

Environmentalists Trash LA. Pipeline Equipment

Construction equipment owned by the company constructing the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana has been vandalized in which the cost estimates total about $50,000. The pipeline company blames environmentalists for the sabotage. According to the Associated Press, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office states that, while the pipeline itself was undamaged, hydraulic hoses and electrical lines…

CA Environmentalists Endorse Oil Field Wastewater Pollution

Despite previous tests showing that recycled wastewater is clean, California environmentalists oppose a recent decision by state regulators to allow continued dumping of oilfield wastewater at a wastewater treatment plant owned by Valley Water Treatment Company in Kern County. KGET reports that the Center for Biological Diversity alleges that the water from the plant is…