Anti-Pipeline Group Spreads Lies to Boost Fundraising

The anti-pipeline encampment known as the L’eau Est La Vie Camp is on life support after a failed campaign to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Refusing to accept defeat, opponents have now resorted to spreading outright lies in order to keep their movement alive.

Earlier this week, the camp put out a press release falsely claiming that the project is“delayed indefinitely,” despite clear evidence showing otherwise.

For over a year, these career activists have lived at the expense of others. A GoFundMe campaign for the L’eau Est La Vie Camp has raised over $100,000 and donations from organizations like Greenpeace have provided at least $33,000 in additional support.

L’eau Est La Vie also has an Amazon whish list totaling over $7,800 in supplies and equipment needed to help “the camp stay organized, nourished and safe in the struggle to protect our water and our way of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline.”

Some more notable items on their pricey shopping list include:

  • DJI Phantom 4 PRO Professional Drone ($965.00)
  • YETI Tundra 45 Cooler ($299.99)
  • Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station ($449.95)
  • Sun Dolphin Bali 13.5-Foot Tandem Kayak ($584.91)
  • GoPro HERO7 ($385.29)

But why do these protesters need all of these fancy items if the pipeline has already been built and likely to begin commercial service this month? The answer is they don’t.

Activists are falsely claiming that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline has been “delayed indefinitely” in order to get a few extra bucks (or maybe even a drone or a YETI cooler) to support their next anti-energy protest.