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Bayou Bridge Pipeline opponents file to intervene TigerSwan security license

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A broad base of Louisiana advocacy groups opposed to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, represented by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, filed a petition to intervene in the December 14th hearing before the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners regarding the private security firm TigerSwan LLC.

The groups — including Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Bold Louisiana, 350 New Orleans, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Gulf Restoration Network, Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association-West, and L’eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life) Camp — held a press conference this morning at the Governor’s Mansion. TigerSwan is connected to Energy Transfer Partners, one of the owners in the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, and has applied to operate in Louisiana — but the advocacy groups say their dangerous conduct across the country makes them unfit to operate in the state of Louisiana. The license has been denied by the board and has been appealed by TigerSwan.

“TigerSwan’s well-documented use of militarized surveillance tactics against ordinary people opposing pipelines across the country is cause for alarm,” said Anne Rolfes, Director of Louisiana Bucket Brigade. “As concerned citizens from across Louisiana, we must be permitted to voice our opposition to TigerSwan infiltrating our communities at the upcoming hearing”…

 

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