Jan. 30, 2017 11:51 AM

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a nonprofit environmental group, is encouraging residents to participate in teach-ins this weekend statewide to discuss the perils of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The proposed 162-mile pipeline would traverse 11 parishes across South Louisiana, including 600 acres of wetlands in the Atchafalaya Basin as well as 700 other bodies of water. The project is the work, in part, of Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline, according to Bucket Brigade, would create 12 permanent jobs

To learn more about the teach-in and to access discussion materials, click here.

On Jan. 23, we published an op-ed about the pipeline written by Anne Rolfes, founding director of Louisiana Bucket Brigade. Read it here.