He should be stepping up and calling for a complete cessation to the extraction of all tar sands as a source of energy.
Any pipeline that carries tar sands crude is a threat to all people and ecosystems within surrounding watersheds or nearby aquifers, including both the extraction source, and the end of the line at the refinery.
Contact your State Representatives and Senators to demand that they inact legislation NOW to end the transport of tar sands crude into Texas and across our aquifers.
Above 60 mph fuel efficiency decreases rapidly with increasing speed.
This burns more gasoline than driving less than 60 mph, which in turn creates greater demand for petroleum extraction, both of which increase production of greenhouse gases. You don't have to play Big Oil's games.
Just because the sign says "70," doesn't mean you have to be another sheep and drive that fast because others are. After all, they are called "speed LIMIT" signs, not "MANDATORY speed" signs.
Thanks for going to Drive 55 and signing the petition.
Our friends at Safe Community Alliance ask that you click on the following
link to sign their petition to Keep the ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline
Please share this widely to let PHMSA and NTSB know that re-opening this
antiquated pipeline to carry diluted tar sands bitumen again after having
already ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, would be totally unconscionable.
Re-starting this pipeline to carry dilbit would be the equivalent of
playing Russian roulette with untold numbers of families whose homes,
schools, hospitals, businesses, and water supplies are situated along this
No community is safe when a tar sands pipeline lurks nearby. You can help
to keep this one shut down permanently.
While NBC has run Keystone XL ads before, they declined to run this one. Apparently the pressure got to them.
The adventures of the East Texas Observer, AKA Anomaly Hunter, continued in advance of Independence Day. A local landowner and former Marine asked the Observer to document the anomaly repair that had begun adjacent to his fence line. Posted here is a glimpse of what some employees of TransCanada will do to prevent a citizen journalist from seeing the real truth.
How many residents of communities that are bisected by the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline actually know what is surging through the pipe? A synopsis of an outreach event in an affected neighborhood northwest of Beaumont by the good folks at Safe Community Alliance can be viewed at their website: SafeCommunityAlliance.org/pipeline
Some of us in East Texas were concerned enough about what happens to re-purposed pipelines after they've carried diluted tar sands bitumen for a few years that we started looking into the route of the most recent tar sands pipeline to spill on an unsuspecting community. What we found was very disconcerting.
The ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline recently spilled thousands of gallons of tar sands crude into the yards and streets of a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas. Tar sands crude entered Lake Conway nearby.
This same pipeline runs through Texas, from the Red River to the Gulf Coast, via Corsicana.
Maps of the Pegasus pipeline path can be viewedHERE.
It's just a pipedream if you think that it can't happen here.
Photo of Arkansas neighborhood yard after the Exxon Pegasus line carrying diluted tar sands ruptured on March 29
Landowner Julia Trigg Crawford appeared before the 6th Judicial Court of Appeals on July 30. The 3-Judge panel's ruled in favor of TransCanada.
If the Texas Supreme Court accepts the Crawford's appeal, then this case is not yet over. Your continued support is crucial to winning this battle.
Please donate to the cause, & help support Julia
in her fight against Tran$Canada's land grab.
Interviews with just a couple of the many unhappy landowners who are protesting TransCanada's project here in East Texas.
Douglass Independent School District in western Nacogdoches County is in the virtual path of TransCanada's Keystone XL, Gulf Coast Project pipeline. Only hundreds of feet away from the toxic, diluted tar sands bitumen that will flow through the pipe, students, teachers, and administrators will be exposed to the daily threat of a dilbit leak or spill.
What does the district know about dilbit? What does the district know about emergency response for a dilbit spill? Is the district privy to the "propietary" chemicals used to make the tar sands flow through a pipe? Do the First Responders for Douglass know how to respond to a dilbit spill?
Tar sands pipelines leak three times more often than conventional crude oil pipelines. TransCanada's other tar sands pipeline, the Alberta-to-Nebraska Keystone 1, leaked 35 times in its first year of operation. What are the chances that this new TransCanada pipeline will NOT leak?
Information and a brief set of questions regarding this important issue are expounded upon at the Fredonia Rebel Post.
Be sure to check out Save Texas Watersheds,
the East Texas KXL mapping site with GPS work by Adrian Van Dellen.