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water conservation

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Petition to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Colonel John W. Henderson

Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

I’m 13 years-old and as an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I’ve lived my whole life by the Missouri River. It runs by my home in Fort Yates North Dakota and my great grandparents original home was along the Missouri River in Cannon Ball. The river is a crucial part of our lives here on the Standing Rock Reservation. But now a private oil company wants to build a pipeline that would cross the Missouri River less than a mile away from the Standing Rock Reservation and if we don’t stop it, it will poison our river and threaten the health of my community when it leaks. My friends and I have played in the river since we were little; my great grandparents raised chickens and horses along it. When the pipeline leaks, it will wipe out plants and animals, ruin our drinking water, and poison the center of community life for the Standing Rock Sioux. In Dakota/Lakota we say “mni Wiconi.” Water is life. Native American people know that water is the first medicine not just for us, but for all human beings living on this earth. The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would transport 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day, across four states. Oil companies keep telling us that this is perfectly safe, but we’ve learned that that’s a lie: from 2012-2013 alone, there were 300 oil pipeline breaks in the state of North Dakota. With such a high chance that this pipeline will leak, I can only guess that the oil industry keeps pushing for it because they don’t care about our health and safety. It’s like they think our lives are more expendable than others’. So we, the Standing Rock Youth, are taking a stand to be the voice for our community, for our great grandparents, and for Mother Earth. Join us, and sign to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Sincerely, Anna and the Standing Rock Youth Learn more about our campaign at rezpectourwater.com.

Anna Lee, Bobbi Jean & the Oceti Sakowin Youth
560,748 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, City of Corpus Christi, Nueces River Authority, United States Environmental Protection Agency, ExxonMobile, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation, and other local, state, and national representatives

Coastal Bend residents oppose Exxon/GCGV/SABIC petrochemical facility.

This petition is open to ALL residents of Coastal Bend counties (Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, and San Patricio).   NOTE: This is a NEW petition and NOT related to previously circulated "No Tax Abatements and Tax Incentives for Exxon Mobil and SABIC" petition.  This petition is cosponsored by Portland Citizens United, the Clean Economy Coalition, and the Sierra Club. Exxon Mobil, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation plan to build a massive petrochemical facility on the outskirts of Gregory and Portland, just beyond the northern shores of Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays. The facility will feature the “World’s Largest” Ethane Steam Cracker, two polyethylene (plastics) units, and a monoethylene glycol (antifreeze) unit. The proposed facility will emit thousands of tons of contaminants, including nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, volatile organic compounds, and benzene. The facility will require the use of 7.3 billion gallons of water each year to operate. This region is saturated with industries that release contaminants and pollutants into our air. This facility will only contribute to the deterioration of our environment and exacerbate the health risks that are well documented in our region. It will also use an inordinate, and unacceptable, amount of our precious water resources.   If you live, work, farm or ranch in Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kennedy, Aransas, Refugio, Nueces and San Patricio counties, you should be concerned that the Exxon/Saudi Arabia project will deplete your water resources by 20 million gallons a day, or 7.3 billion gallons per year, and sign this petition. If you live, work, farm, or ranch within 25 miles of the proposed site, you should be concerned about the air pollution from this site, and sign this petition. We, the undersigned residents of the Coastal Bend, oppose this facility.  We oppose the issuance of any air permits by TCEQ and any water rights or water usage that may support the facility. We urge Exxon, GCGV, and SABIC to conduct additional due diligence and locate their facility in an area that will not be near communities that will suffer the environmental impacts of its operations. We further urge our local, state, and national representatives to advance this opposition in any and all forums available.

Portland Citizens United
213 supporters