Recognizing the importance of protecting our water and ensuring that everyone has access to clean water, the United Nations marked March 22nd each year as World Water Day. Part 2 or our series focuses on environmental and social effects of gas pipelines in west Texas.
Lori Davis, Environmental Activist, is working with allies against the TransPecos Pipeline in west Texas. This pipeline is operated by the same Texas-based company responsible for the North Dakota Access Pipeline (Energy Transfer Partners) and will gut areas near Big Bend National Park and Balmorhea State Park for hydro-fracking in Fort Stockton, piped under the Rio Grande River, and the natural gas will be sold on the international market through Mexico. There is an indigenous camp set up called Two Rivers Camp, which is modeled after the DAPL resistance where people are chaining themselves to equipment and being arrested.
Juan Mancias, Tribal Chair of the Corrizo Comecrudo Tribal Nation, is working with a coalition of activist to stop the TransPecos Pipeline to protect their sacred land.