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 …
UPDATE: Energy Transfer announced on March 26 that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will begin transporting product on April 1, 2019.
CLAIM: Activists from the L’eau Est La Vie Camp claimed that construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline “has been halted indefinitely” and that “Energy Transfer Partners may have lied to its shareholders when it told investors the Bayou Bridge pipeline will be fully functional this month.”
The claim is false given a series of recent investor calls and legal filings that indicate the pipeline is expected to be placed into service in March.
Energy Transfer said …
CLAIM: Cherri Foytlin, a member of the anti-pipeline encampment known as the L’eau Est La Vie Camp, called fellow activist and head of the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson a white supremacist.
RATING: 50% True, Foytlin did associate Wilson with white supremacy in a Jan. 16 Facebook post, but did not provide any evidence to support her accusation.
Tensions between two groups opposing the Bayou Bridge Pipeline boiled over Wednesday when L’eau Est La Vie Camp member Cherri Foytlin unloaded on Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Executive Director Dean Wilson. In a strongly-worded Facebook post, Foytlin called Wilson a …
An Oct. 16 Teen Vogue article claimed that the anti-Bayou Bridge Pipeline protest encampment known as the L’eau Est La Vie camp is “a grassroots group taking dynamic action to stop the pipeline.”
RATING: 80% False
While some of the opposition pipeline project is genuine, including concerns expressed by landowners, the protest encampment has solicited and received at least $33,000 from national activist-driven philanthropic foundations and environmental organizations.
At the heart of the protest is the L’eau Est La Vie Camp, a self-described “floating pipeline resistance camp” that has employed direct action tactics to disrupt the construction of a …
In late October 2018 the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office claimed that protesters with the L’eau Est La Vie Camp had left behind a large amount of trash in the sensitive wetland area, including chemicals, human waste, and personal belongings. “Unfortunately, the trash this group left behind and being washed into the water; posed a real threat to wildlife, fish, and boaters,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
RATING: 100% True
Since July 2018, environmental activists protesting the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline have been camping in the Atchafalaya Basin area of St. Martin Parish in …