Karen Sav­age is an inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist who has cov­ered envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice com­mu­ni­ties exten­sive­ly. She was arrest­ed twice under Louisiana’s felony tres­pass law while report­ing on resis­tance to the Bay­ou Bridge pipeline, includ­ing for this piece. Sarah Lazare is a reporter and web edi­tor with In These Times.
This Louisiana Parish Allowed a Quarter of Its Sheriff’s Deputies To Work Security for a Pipeline
Water protectors say the swamp was swarming with uniformed police working for the company.