Bayou Bridge Pipeline-
If the Dakota Access pipeline is completed, fracked oil from North Dakota will flow to Patoka, Illinois. From there, it will connect to existing pipelines that lead to Nederland, Texas, and pass through a newly completed pipeline carrying it to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The last 163 mile stretch of the route will be the Bayou Bridge pipeline. This portion will link Lake Charles in western Louisiana to refineries in St. James Parish, cutting across the Atchafalaya Basin, a national heritage area that is America’s largest natural swamp. The basin is home to several endangered species, and is the hub for the commercial crawfishing industry. Hundreds of pipelines already criss-cross the Atchafalaya Basin, which is littered with thousands of abandoned wells. The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is owned by Phillips 66 Partners, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.
Who’s fighting this pipeline?-
Everyone who’s fighting DAPL is or should be fighting this pipeline as this pipeline connects to DAPL.