Journalist Karen Savage arrested for second time while covering anti-pipeline protest in Louisiana

September 18, 2018
On Sept. 18, 2018, freelance investigative reporter Karen Savage was arrested and charged with trespassing, while reporting on protests against the construction of the Bayou Bridge oil pipeline in Louisiana.Savage was embedded with a camp of protesters, known as water protectors, who were aiming to defend a piece of land in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, a wetlands area co-owned by hundreds of people.Energy Transfer Partners, the company responsible for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, is trying to …

Freelance reporter Karen Savage arrested for felony trespassing while covering anti-pipeline protest in Louisiana

August 18, 2018
On Aug. 18, 2018, freelance investigative reporter Karen Savage was arrested under a felony trespassing law, while reporting on protests against the construction of the Bayou Bridge oil pipeline in Louisiana. At the time, Savage was on assignment for The Appeal, a progressive news site focused on criminal justice issues.Savage was embedded with a camp of protesters, known as water protectors, who were aiming to defend a piece of land in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, a wetlands area co-owned by …
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