Law enforcement officers hired by a private security company are enforcing a new Louisiana law which makes trespassing near oil pipelines a felony.
Managing the perceived security threat of Indigenous-led anti-pipeline movements has become a priority on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border.
Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced to 57 months in prison on charges stemming from her arrest while opposing the Dakota Access pipeline.
Louisiana’s bill inflicts harsh penalties for conspiracy to trespass — which can apply even if someone never sets foot on a critical infrastructure site.
The company notorious for surveilling pipeline opponents at Standing Rock was pursuing a contract to guard Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge pipeline.