Episode 2: Bayou Bridge Pipeline: Cancer Clusters, Conflicts of Interest, and Controversy

May 10, 2018


Ian Head, Aliya Hussain, Pam Spees, Anne Rolfes, Pastor Harry Joseph, Jeffrey Weinrich

On Episode 2 of The Activist Files, CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pam Spees talks with Anne Rolfes, Founding Director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Pastor Harry Joseph of the Mount Triumph Baptist Church and the Humanitarian Enterprise of Loving People (HELP) in St. James, Louisiana. Rolfes and Joseph are helping to lead the fight to stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, the southern tail of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). As Anne introduces it in the episode, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is Energy Transfer Partners’ “latest bad idea.” CCR has filed public records requests and litigation in support of their efforts.

To find out more about efforts opposing the pipeline, check out these resources and organizations working to stop the pipeline: Humanitarian Enterprise of Loving People (HELP), 350 New OrleansAtchafalaya Basin KeeperCrawfish Producers Association WestL’eau Est La Vie Camp, and Louisiana Bucket Brigade.