If you haven’t yet signed it, please do here: Online Letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott
The Attorney General has received something on the order of 1,000 letters. We need your help to multiply this to 10,000 asap!
Here’s how you can help:
Join our conference call tomorrow at 10 am for more. Just reply and we’ll send you details.
Note! There are three pipelines carrying diluted bitumen (aka tar sands crude) across East Texas. The Keystone XL, Seaway and the Pegasus. For the moment, Pegasus is shut down due to a lawsuit against its owner, Exxon, taken by the Attorney General of Arkansas AFTER the devastating spill in Mayflower, Arkansas last March.
In the case of the TransCanada’s Keystone XL, we are urging that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is known for his challenges to the feds, to step in NOW, BEFORE a breach harms public safety, land and our precious East Texas waterways. (The letter explains).
TransCanada is saying that what’s coming through the Keystone XL is “crude”. Even if that’s true (only the AG might get a straight answer), it won’t be for long. Everyone on earth knows this is a tar sands pipeline. Therefore, we believe that TransCanada may well be adding to the problem of confusion and ill preparation.
What’s the problem with tar sands? This site tells it all: http://www.tarsandsprotectionleague.org/
How do you protect yourself, your land and your water? This site tells you more: http://safecommunityalliance.org/pipeline.html
We’re working with folks through the Texas Pipeline Watch site and Facebook page to work with communities adjacent to the tar sands pipelines (Keystone XL, Pegasus and Seaway), to watch for problems and get the appropriate authorities involved when there is a problem: TexasPipelineWatch.org