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“Dammit, at some point in your life, you gotta try. You gotta make that stand because if you don’t, you’ve already lost.”Cherri Foytlin is heading up a movement to fight the Bayou Bridge pipeline extension, a proposed project from the company behind the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. She’s leading “L’Eau Est La Vie” (water is life), a camp made up of floating structures that protesters can paddle through the swamps of Louisiana, allowing them to move up and down the proposed pipeline route and to dismantle the camp when necessary.If approved, the Bayou Bridge pipeline extension would stretch 162 miles and cross 700 bodies of water, including the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the United States, and Bayou Lafourche, which provides drinking water for 300,000 people.Executive Producer: Michelle NashSenior Producer: Allie JaynesCinematographer, Editor and Producer: Danny BeardAssistant Editor and Videographer: Sara WassermanAssistant Editor: Gabriel VegaGraphics: Angelica Baini

Meet the Activist Fighting Louisiana's Bayou Bridge Pipeline

“Dammit, at some point in your life, you gotta try. You gotta make that stand because if you don’t, you’ve already lost.”Cherri Foytlin is heading up a movement to fight the Bayou Bridge pipeline extension, a proposed project from the company behind the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. She’s leading “L’Eau Est La Vie” (water is life), a camp made up of floating structures that protesters can paddle through the swamps of Louisiana, allowing them to move up and down the proposed pipeline route and to dismantle the camp when necessary.If approved, the Bayou Bridge pipeline extension would stretch 162 miles and cross 700 bodies of water, including the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the United States, and Bayou Lafourche, which provides drinking water for 300,000 people.Executive Producer: Michelle NashSenior Producer: Allie JaynesCinematographer, Editor and Producer: Danny BeardAssistant Editor and Videographer: Sara WassermanAssistant Editor: Gabriel VegaGraphics: Angelica Baini

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