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Bold Louisiana fights in a state where government has been hijacked by corporate carpetbaggers and lobbyists who have side-tracked the best interests of the people to support their own self-serving ideals. Our goals are diversifying economic development for our state, creating a real plan to confront climate change, and ensuring a just transition to renewable energy sources and jobs.

Indigenous Environmental Network Releases powerful video showing the impact of Bayou Bridge and the plight of coastal Indigenous people in the Louisiana wetlands Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2017 Contact: Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791 Nina Smith, nina@megaphonestrategies.com, 301-717-9006 IEN Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Revisit DAPL Environmental Analysis Bemidji, MN — Today, Indigenous peoples and Water Protectors marked a crucial victory in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the Army Corps […]
President Trump is trying to circumvent the law and force the Dakota Access pipeline to get approved. But the Obama administration already started an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process and that can\'t be disregarded. The Army Corps of Engineers has to complete the EIS process before they can make any ruling on the final easement […]
  Indigenous Groups Pledge Mass Mobilization to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline “Donald Trump Has Declared War on Indigenous Nations” “We will set up camps along the KXL route to resist this pipeline.” The Indigenous Environmental Network today hosted numerous Indigenous people from across the country today in a call with press […]
The following is a statement by the #NoDAPL Oceti Sakowin Headsmen Council. With its permission, it is being re-posted here on this blog: Oceti Sakowin Camp, The Horn January 28th, 2016 Local Leadership comes to decision, Oceti Sakowin Headsmen meet with ND Governor. Cannon Ball River, ND – After days of deliberation between the North […]
The fight against the Dakota Access pipeline is NOT OVER! Donald Trump is trying to seal the deal on getting this dirty Bakken oil project completed and we need your help to demonstrate that we are not alone in this struggle! The Department of Army has filed a notice of intent to complete an Environmental […]
#IndigenousRisingDC Schedule / Events / Actions Washington DC, 2017 Presidential Inauguration    \"As protectors and defenders of our communities, rights, and Mother Earth we descend upon Washington DC during the presidential inauguration to express our unified vision of resistance, love and movement.\"   The following is a schedule of Indigenous-focused events, happening thru Jan 19 […]
What cause do Native Americans have to believe so much risk is inherent with oil pipelines? Oil companies tout statistics of their safety and comparative incident levels to other transport. What is it about pipelines that has hundreds of tribes across the U.S. and Canada uniting to the point that even ancient enemy tribes with […]
The Battle Ahead Lies in our Hearts By Cherri Foytlin   It is hard to believe that it was only about a year ago that many of us were in Paris, France, at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement, which came out of […]
Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Chairman Archambault’s Ask for Water Protectors to Return Home and Comments on the Fight Ahead December 9, 2016 [Cannon Ball, ND] – Following blizzard-like conditions and plummeting temperatures at Standing Rock, Chairman David Archambault Jr. released a letter respectfully asking visiting Water Protectors to develop exit strategies and to return […]

Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp, the new hub for the Bayou Bridge Resistance

Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts of environmental injustice. The Indigenous Environmental Network announced the opening of the camp with a video, highlighting, Cherri Foytlin who represents IEN’s interests in the Bayou. The video explains the connection between the Bayou Bridge and Dakota Access Pipeline, the Houma tribe, and all people who will be impacted by these pipelines, and why completion of the Bayou Bridge pipeline must be stopped.

28,000+ Petition Signatures Urging Pres. Obama to Halt Unlimited Fracking Waste Dumping in the Gulf

“In the years following the BP Deep Water Drilling Disaster of 2010, the Obama Administration approved at least 1,200 offshore fracks in the Gulf of Mexico. Since, and without any site-specific testing, the industry has been allowed to dump endless amounts of fracking waste fluid directly into the water,” said Bold Louisiana director Cherri Foytlin, of Rayne, LA. “In 2014 alone, that has translated to an outrageous 76 billion gallons of toxic and hazardous fluids overboard. Recent studies have connected some of these same chemicals to leukemia and endocrine disruption in humans. Now, in his final days in office, we firmly urge the President to correct this, and in doing so protect our sea life and families.”

Dear President Obama, Love the Gulf

You know us and you know our stories. You know our tragedies, our disasters, and our peril – Katrina, Rita, the BP oil disaster, daily oil spills and all-too-regular fossil fuel related accidents. Not to mention, we’re losing a football field of wetlands an hour in Louisiana, caused by the combined impact of oil and gas infrastructure along with sea level rise due to climate change, eroding our first line of defense from increasingly strong storms. We are the frontline, grassroots communities of the Gulf Coast resisting the continued extraction of our land and our waters. And, we refuse to be a sacrifice zone for this country any longer.