The women fighting a pipeline that could destroy precious wildlife
January 16, 2019 By Joe Whittle The Guardian
Deep within the humid green heart of the largest river swamp in North America, a battle is being waged over the future of the most precious resource of all: water.
On one side of the conflict is a small band of rugged and ragtag activists led by Indigenous matriarchs. On the other side is the relentless machinery of the fossil fuel industry and all of its might. And at the center of the struggle is the Atchafalaya river, a 135 mile-long distributary of the Mississippi river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico.