Stop the Holly Energy Pipeline
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Standing Rock started an indigenous-led movement to stop harmful oil pipelines, and has inspired communities around the world to stand up to harmful projects that will rob entire communities of their drinking water, clean air, and land.
In El Paso County, Texas, Hispanic and Meshica indigenous families like mine are being threatened with another spill prone oil project, the Holly Energy Pipeline.
Please sign my petition asking the Texas Railroad Commission and El Paso County Commissioners to stop this project before it hurts our communities.
Ome Tlaloc and Tlazolin Xochiquetzal live in Montana Vista , a low-income, mostly Hispanic and Mexican Indian community where the pipeline will pass. “We were never warned or asked if there was any concern from us that a petroleum pipeline would be crossing our lands,” Ome told me. “We were never invited to a town hall meeting or consented to allow our property values to be essentially reduced.”
Montana Vista residents rely on a well water system, meaning when the Holly Energy Pipeline leaks, it will go straight into their drinking water. “We refuse to expose our family to the hazards these pipelines will certainly create. Our generations’ life, liberty, and their pursuit of happiness is now a broken dream,” said Tlazolin, who is an indigenous Meshica elder.
Help protect Ome and Tlazolin’s access to clean drinking water. Add your name to help stop this pipeline.
Recently and most devastatingly, the Comanche Trail Pipeline in El Paso County has been built and completed despite strong push back from the community and water protectors. Energy Transfer Partners was able to sneak in with their pipeline almost unseen and ran over the beautiful historically, agriculturally, and culturally rich town of San Elizario, TX where the majority of residents are also children and elderly of Hispanic and indigenous Mexican Indian descent. In some areas of San Elizario the dangerously risky 42-inch natural pipeline was laid no more than 20 yards from the homes of families with children, or only 3 to 4 feet underneath the ground where farmers will still plow the land.
Energy Transfer Partners was able do all of this without any regulation or oversight into the threats these families now face being only 20 yards from a huge natural gas pipeline that has a high risk of explosions, spills, and leaks.
Now another company, Holly Energy Partners, is going to do the same thing in another area of El Paso County.
Don't let Holly Energy Partners further endanger the lives of more families and children like Energy Transfer Partners did in San Elizario, TX.
Sign this petition to demand that the Texas Railroad Commission and El Paso County Commissioners fully protect the people's environment and the future of our clean water, air, land.
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