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Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Austin's climate and environmental justice organizations are co-hosting a Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training on this Saturday, March 25th, from 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, at Wildflower UU Church on Oltorf St. — Requested donation of $10-20 to pay our trainers and offset expenses. SIGN UP:

goo.gl/forms/AhNumKXwbJGqH2sI2

Austin Texas Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training

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Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Thursday! …

March 23, 2017, 7:30am – March 23, 2017, 12:00pm

Kelcy Warren is a pipeline billionaire, Energy Transfer Partners CEO, and man behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, Comanche Trail Pipeline (El Paso), and Trans-Pecos Pipeline (Big Bend). After donating $700k to Governor Greg Abbott's campaign, Warren was rewarded with a seat on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission – a commission that is in part responsible for regulating pipelines in our state parks!

Warren has vowed to continue constructing his pipelines despite widespread public and government opposition.

Come rally and speak at the next public meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in solidarity with Native peoples in protecting our land and water from pipelines and fossil fuel development.

WHAT: TX Water Protectors say NO! to Kelcy Warren on TPWC

WHEN: Thursday, March 23rd 8:00 AM

NOTE: The TPWC meets March 23rd for a commissioner's meeting that is open to the public at 9 am. Bring noisemakers, friends, and family!

WHERE: 4200 Smith School Rd Austin, TX 78744 (Texas Parks & Wildlife HQ)

Sign and share this petition to get corruption OUT of TPWD: sc.org/fuerawarren

Some of our most treasured natural spaces in Texas – Balmorhea & San Solomon Springs, Big Bend, the Rio Grande River, and South Padre Island – are under attack by the fossil fuel industry.*

We need people to defend our water sources. The sacred springs of Texas have nurtured the people of this land for thousands of years. Currently only 6 percent of Texas lands remains in public hands – these places should not be given away for corporate exploitation and the export of fossil fuels, putting money into the pockets of those who want to exploit our land.

The political economy of Texas is corrupt – it's rooted in a millionaire class that is exploiting our public land for their private gain. The TPWD mission is severely undermined by the practice of using public lands for resource extraction such as oil drilling, gas fracking and energy transport pipelines.

Boards and commissions that are supposed to be in charge of preserving the public good are instead appointed by our Governor Greg Abbott for their own professional corporate interests.

Our waters are currently under threat. It's time to take a stand and speak out against the fossil fuel destruction and corruption of our lands, water, air, and democracy in Texas.

*Balmorhea & San Solomon Springs are threatened by Apache Corporation's oil & gas drilling near Balmorhea State Park. Big Bend is threatened by Energy Transfer Partners; Trans Pecos Pipeline. The Rio Grande River is threatened in Eagle Pass by the Dos Republicas Coal Mine and in El Paso County by Energy Transfer Partners' Comanche Trails Pipeline. South Padre Island is threatened by proposed massive export terminals for liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Houston Chronicle Story

fuelfix.com/blog/2016/10/10/texas-parks-department-admits-it-never-studied-impact-of-oil-drilling…

Profile of Kelcy Warren

www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-05-19/pipeline-billionaire-kelcy-warren-is-having-fun-in-the…

Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Spends Millions to Influence Elections

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors shared Texas Tribune 's post. …

Texas Tribune

Caroline Lefebvre

Caroline Lefebvre

m.facebook.com/groups/1710368489253784?view=permalink&id=1729291210694845

Caroline

Caroline Lefebvre

Caroline Lefebvre

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=178361215998252&id=164398777394496

A Call to Action Texas!!!

March 10 thru 19th. Neta Rhyne & Daryl Rhyne (Camp Toyahvale) is opening its gates for the spring break holiday. Come help protect the sacred San Solomon springs.

Apache corporation has completed 42 of its est. 3,500 fracked gas drilling rigs in this sensitive and sacred area. We are Protesting Apache corporation and its Fracking, Flaring, Dispersal wells and the use of this ground water.

Please help protect the San Solomon springs.

Buckle up Texas!

Louis Moncivias

Suzanne Burton

Suzanne Burton

No Wall – Majestic drone views of the Rio Grande

No wall on the Rio Grande.

No wall in Big Bend.

#BigLoveinBigBend

Louis Moncivias

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

We salute you! #waterprotector …

This Man Finds Lost Treasures Underwater While Saving The Environment (D ALL MY D)

David Wolfe

Matt Sapero

Matt Sapero

MUST READ & SHARE THIS ONE: Suppressed memo shows many failings in #ArmyCorps review of #DAPL pipeline plan -@MinnPost #NoDAPL!

www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2017/03/suppressed-memo-shows-many-failings-corps-review-dakota-ac…

Use these curated, share-able #NoDAPL memes to wake up everyone you can about the fight to protect our land and water!:

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www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/WaterIsLife

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/MotherEarth

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/native-spirit/

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/nodapl

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/nodapl-maps/

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/standingrock/

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/nodapl-whatucando

www.memes4bernie.com/gallery/albums/pipelines

www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2017/03/suppressed-memo-shows-many-failings-corps-review-dakota-ac…

Suppressed memo shows many failings in Corps review of Dakota Access plan

www.minnpost.com

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

TIME SENSITIVE ACTION ALERT (UT): A group of Native students at UT shared this information: The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers will be speaking about the Dakota Access Pipeline at UT TONIGHT.

A member of the STUDENT group says: "Good morning, I just wanted to let y'all know of an event that will be taking place today on campus today. They will be speaking about the Dakota access pipeline in a way that I believe goes against what many of us feel. Some students and I will be there to share our thoughts. Just wanted to pass along the information. "

PLEASE SHARE and ATTEND if you can. #NoDAPL …

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=406457929709620&id=365680210454059

They are fully armed. Pray.

Women's Indigenous Media

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Donate what ya can at bit.ly/support2riverscamp

Support West Texas water protectors by donating at bit.ly/support2riverscam

On Sunday February 19th, for 3 hours several dozen workers were prevented from building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline after water protectors locked down to the Pumpco loading station in Alpine, Texas.

Bail for water protectors was $40,000 dollars. Help the Two Rivers Camp – Stop Trans Pecos Pipeline and Big Bend Defense Coalition raise back those funds by donating today!

#NoTPPL #NoDAPL #NoCTPL #StopSabalTrail #NoBayouBridge #NoKelcyWarren #WaterIsLife

Sacred Stone Camp, Frontera Water Protection Alliance, Houston Stands with Standing Rock, San Antonio Stands With Standing Rock, Society of Native Nations

Matt Sapero

Matt Sapero

Amazingly powerful speech by Native lady at #StandingRock, not to be missed: m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154404270339205&id=210277954204

Please share everywhere! #NoDAPL! …

Standing Rock Deadline Day #NoDAPL

SUBSCRIBE TO TYT POLITICS:m.youtube.com/channel/UCuMo0RRtnNDuMB8DV5stEag

The Young Turks

Matt Sapero

Matt Sapero

Hey, Texas! PLEASE DONATE ANYTHING YOU CAN HERE NOW to support the #BernieSanders Brigade of peaceful veterans who've arrived at StandingRock to protect our #WaterProtectors!:

www.gofundme.com/bsbnodaplreliefeffort6

These folks need $ now to buy phone cards for those who may be arrested today. Wednesday January 22, at 2pm when Trump's militarized pipeline pushing scum move in & gas cards for those who need to leave…

#NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #MniWiconi!

Watch video clip here:

www.facebook.com/BernieSandersBrigade/videos/1637441346272309/

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Donate here: www.gofundme.com/bsbnodaplreliefeffort6

Please share this everywhere now..! …

Click here to support BSB NoDAPL Relief Effort by Bernie Sanders Brigade

www.gofundme.com

Will Mederski

Will Mederski

this is a powerfully detailed analysis of oil & gas nationwide, with a detailed analysis of what's happening here in texas.

arm yourself with knowledge. …

The United States of oil and gas

washingtonpost.com

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Hey everyone who came out last Monday — we LOVE you! Thank you for showing your support and coming out in the middle of your workdays. Video should be out soon and if you saw any coverage of the protest or have video, please share!

Now to business: There are a few DIVEST AUSTIN events for Texas Water Protectors in the coming hours/days/weeks.

And – we are very Sorry for the short notice — we're learning as we go and the more help we have the better / more farsighted planning we can do in the future. We need you and the movement needs you. We are deeply grateful for your time, support, and commitment.

TONIGHT:

If you're interested in supporting the group who are RESEARCHING AND/OR LIAISING WITH CITY HALL: we are meeting at Austin Java on Lamar near 12th at 7:30PM.

IMMINENT (NEXT 1-2 WEEKS):

If you're interested in events planning (likely involving rotating protests at banks that support Energy Transfer Partners where the city has its money at present) that subgroup will be meeting soon. RSVP to this general event to get updates as planning moves forward.

MARCH 2:

City Council Meeting: We will be asking people to show our support for Divesting from Dirty Banks in solidarity with Standing Rock and West Texas by wearing BLUE and holding signs that say "AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL: LET'S DIVEST FROM DAPL". We *won't* be speaking yet because we don't yet have enough information to build a strategy around, but your presence now will make adifference. More here soon too.

SOON (NEXT 3-4 WEEKS): Another bank protest featuring divestment, your beautiful faces, more information about who it is that we are fighting for, and more organization in terms of how you can get involved. STAY TUNED.

#NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock #ResistininAustin #DivestAustin #DivestForStandingRock #NoTPP #NoFracking …

February 21, 2017, 3:00pm – March 4, 2017, 6:00pm

Hey everyone who came out last Monday — we LOVE you! Thank you for showing your support and coming out in the middle of your workdays. Video should be out soon and if you saw any coverage of the protest or have video, please share!

Now to business: There are a few DIVEST AUSTIN events for Texas Water Protectors in the coming hours/days/weeks.

And – we are very Sorry for the short notice — we're learning as we go and the more help we have the better / more farsighted planning we can do in the future. We need you and the movement needs you. We are deeply grateful for your time, support, and commitment.

TONIGHT:

If you're interested in supporting the group who are RESEARCHING AND/OR LIAISING WITH CITY HALL: we are meeting at Austin Java on Lamar near 12th at 7:30PM.

IMMINENT (NEXT 1-2 WEEKS):

If you're interested in events planning (likely involving rotating protests at banks that support Energy Transfer Partners where the city has its money at present) that subgroup will be meeting soon. RSVP to this general event to get updates as planning moves forward.

MARCH 2:

City Council Meeting: We will be asking people to show our support for Divesting from Dirty Banks in solidarity with Standing Rock and West Texas by wearing BLUE and holding signs that say "AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL: LET'S DIVEST FROM DAPL". We *won't* be speaking yet because we don't yet have enough information to build a strategy around, but your presence now will make adifference. More here soon too.

SOON (NEXT 3-4 WEEKS): Another bank protest featuring divestment, your beautiful faces, more information about who it is that we are fighting for, and more organization in terms of how you can get involved. STAY TUNED.

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Please donate what you can to support Two Rivers! …

After shutting down construction of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline for 3 hours on Sunday, all 7 arrested water protectors have been released from jail! $40,000 in bail came out to $4,000 dollar bond, so please help the Two Rivers Camp – Stop Trans Pecos Pipeline replenish their funds at bit.ly/support2riverscamp by clicking "donate"

#NoTPPL #TxWaterProtectors

Society of Native Nations, Big Bend Defense Coalition, Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Defend Big Bend, Houston Stands with Standing Rock, San Antonio Stands With Standing Rock, Texas Water Protectors, Austin Stands with Standing Rock, Austin Socialist Collective, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Texas Sierra Club, SAVE RGV from LNG, Frontera Water Protection Alliance

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

This morning down in Big Bend, seven were arrested for blockading construction of the Trans Pecos Pipeline. Watch the vid from this morning and see the description below it for the link to donate to the bail fund. …

Two Rivers Camp Action this morning shut down Pumpco yard that supplies multiple Trans Pecos Pipeline sites. We just had 7 water protectors at this mornings action arrested , we are on the way to the police station to try and get our protectors bailed out so please donate what you can so we can get them out . Thank you all for the support : www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JUM5YG6XBB8H2

Two Rivers Camp – Stop Trans Pecos Pipeline

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors shared ATXEJ – Austin Environmental Justice Team 's live video. …

Live from full blockade of the trans-pecos pipeline in Alpine. Total shutdown of construction by blockading the Pumpco loading station.

Bail fund at bit.ly/support2riverscamp

Two Rivers Camp – Stop Trans Pecos Pipeline, Big Bend Defense Coalition, Big Bend Now,Austin American-Statesman,Houston Stands with Standing Rock, Sacred Stone Camp, Frontera Water Protection Alliance, San Antonio Stands With Standing Rock, Defend Big Bend, The Dallas Morning News, Austin Chronicle, Houston Chronicle

ATXEJ – Austin Environmental Justice Team

Will Mederski

Will Mederski

CALL-TO-ACTION

Please Print Out These Four Letters.

FILL OUT your name and address, and mail them to the Railroad Commission to demand a HEARING for the permits for FOUR INJECTION WELLS.

These wells are the aftermath of disastrous fracking.
The contaminated water is potentially sent right back into priceless aquifers.
These injection wells cause earthquakes.
Demanding a hearing will slow down and stall these greedy oil & gas companies that are trashing our beloved Texas.

www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/protest-letter/

Follow Big Bend Conservation Alliance for more actions! …

Action Item- Protest Letter: Injection Wells in Fracking Play, Northern Big Bend Region Big Bend Conservation Alliance

bigbendconservationalliance.org

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

February 25 & 26th, some Austin-based climate action/justice orgs are getting together to offer a training for folks interested in creative non-violent disobedience / direct action — Click here for SIGN UP and more info: goo.gl/forms/pdhWWWLWhX2IGXg73

Austin Texas Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training

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Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Big Love in Big Bend with Louis Moncivias is heading back out to west Texas and Mexico to continue covering, No.1 Trans Pecos fracked Gas Pipeline. No.2 Apache corp fracking fields around San Solomon Springs. No.3 Fort Stockton's proposed nuclear waste test drill site on University of Texas land. Buckle up! …

Big Love In Big Bend in conjunction with DrOne2bwild

Louis Moncivias Is heading back out to West Texas to continue covering. No.1 Trans Pecos fracked gas pipeline, No.2 Apache corp fracking fields around San So…

Nikki Balderson

Nikki Balderson

I took a pic of this handout today at the Chase protest but am not sure who it came from. When I opened up my account at UFCU later I mentioned Fire Your Bank for the $25 referral donation but I was unsure who the donation was for. Does anyone know so I can get the donation to them? …

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

Confirmed: Chase Bank Does Not Have A Heart (and Doesn't Want One, Either) …

Hayley Fassnidge

Hayley Fassnidge

HELP!!!

www.facebook.com/SaveOurSMTXRiver/

Save the SMTX River

Texas Water Protectors

Texas Water Protectors

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