L’eau Est La Vie: The Ways & Means To Fight A Black Snake In The Bayou

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Above Photo: Occupy

Resisting the Black Snake in the Bayous: L’eau est la vie – water is life. From the deep bayous and what’s left of the Louisiana wetlands, we take a look at the indigenous led camp standing in the way of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline – the benignly named crude oil project threatening huge swaths of waterways and some of the state’s last line of defense against climate change. We trace the money that makes the pipelines flow, not only in Louisiana but in Pennsylvania and Florida as well. We sit down and talk with Bold Louisiana state director Cherri Foytlin about her continued fight to protect her land, her family and her community against the destructive practices of both big oil and their paid off politicians. Unfortunately for them, she has no plans to step aside – and we can and should all be inspired by her fight.