No Trans-Pecos Pipeline Legal Fund
$4,200 of $5,000 goal
Our area is known for rapidly spreading wildfires due to dry desert conditions and high winds. Because we are rural, our emergency response teams are volunteer and poorly equipped for catastrophes. Only a month ago, a two-year-old 42" gas pipeline owned by Energy Transfer Partners in Cuero, TX, exploded, charring at least a half-mile of asphalt roadway. Data from the National Transportation Saftey Board and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Saftey Administration shows that ETP has had at least one gas rupture or leak incident per year for the past 12 years. Yet, ETP claims pipeline incidents are "rare" and that their top priority is saftey.
ETP also suggests there are no endangered species in the path and that archeological impacts are unlikely despite the long list of threatened and endangered plants and animals in the area in addition to numerous historic sites still under study.
The Trans-Pecos Pipeline poses an unacceptable risk to our property, lives, cultural history, and environment. It is not a matter of "if" the pipeline explodes but a matter of when. We believe our community has a right to say NO to threats to our saftey and welfare.
Please help us STOP the Trans-Pecos Pipeline from wrapping its lethal arms around our precious community.
Donate today to fight the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.
Believe me, having the Sierra Club enter the fray has made an impact. In David Frederick's challenge of the permit, he eloquently articulated exactly why the pipeline should be environmentally assessed as a contiguous 143 miles of line rather than a small segment at the Rio Grande, as if the head of the snake had been chopped off and had nothing to do with the actions of the body. Because of Frederick's skillful argument, 300 citizen comments including Brewster County Commissioners, Will Hurd, and Sen. Rodriguez, as well as the BBCA FERC challenge insisting on an in-depth Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 1093 feet in the Rio Grande, FERC has decided to environmentally assess the section at the Rio Grande. FERC is ready to receive our public comments once again, so donate and then file your comment. Perhaps, we can convince FERC to go a step further and do an EIS on their jurisdictional segment. We had over 300 comments the first time let's push for 600 this time. We do have a voice and it will be heard!
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