Nacogdoches County S.T.O.P. East Texans joining together to Stop Tar sands Oil. Permanently.
Urge Secretary Kerry at the U.S. State Department to see through the industry-prepared DSEIS of the Keystone XL, and deny the permit!
Call the White House
ONCE EVERY DAY
or link to http://www.barackobama.com/contact-us/
and tell President Obama that his supportive comments about Tran$Canada's decision to proceed with the Oklahoma-to-Texas leg of the Keystone XL pipeline are contrary to his prior statements about ending the tyranny of Big Oil.
Inclusion of tar sands in an
"all of the above" energy strategy is akin to the inclusion of suicide as a weight loss strategy.
The president should instead 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 at the extraction source, or at 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.
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 and her attorney Wendi Hammond recently announced that they have filed their appeal against TransCanada with the 6th Judicial Court in Texarkana.
To help fund the legal battle there was a full day, multi-band, benefit concert at the Crawford farm. Mild weather spawned a great turnout. Photos of the weekend's events can be seen in this SLIDESHOW.
Whether or not you were able to attend the concert, 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.
TransCanada is running more ads in papers here in East Texas. They apparently feel that they still have some selling to do.
Guess the negative publicity from the likes of landowners such as Mike Bishop, Julia Trigg Crawford, Susan Scott, David Hightower, David Daniel, and Eleanor Fairchild, who feel that they've been mistreated by TransCanada, is bothering their PR people.
In a recent article in Nacogdocohes' Sunday Sentinel, TransCanada's James Prescott is quoted as saying, "TransCanada agreed to 50 extra conditions on top of everything else involving the design, construction and operation of this pipeline." The 57 "special conditions" to which Prescott alludes have been touted time and time again by him and other TransCanada public relations officials since before they were written up in the Supplemental Draft Environmental impact Statement a year and a half ago.