Clean Water is working to protect people and communities from oil and gas production's harmful environmental and health impacts while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy.
BALTIMORE - This morning, 12 concerned Baltimore residents wearing red shirts bearing the message “Hear the Oil Trains B
BALTIMORE -- On the morning of Tuesday, September 13, a group of concerned residents will mark nine months of inaction on the citywide public safety and environmental threat posed by dangerous oil trains traveling through Baltimore.
“The failure of the Texas Railroad Commission to implement federally mandated Safe Drinking Water Act protections leaves Texans in the dark about the security of their underground sources of drinking water," said David Foster, Clean Water Action Texas State Director
The DAPL has all the hallmarks of a mismanaged project: original government approval was provided in a fast-tracked process; the DAPL Environmental Assessment (EA) lied about input from the Standing Rock Tribe and the American Council on Historical Preservation by saying the project "avoided culturally significant sites.
But what’s unique here is the opposition being led by Native folks, who insist on being referred to as ‘protectors’ rather than protesters. This is because their opposition to the ‘Black Snake’, as many of them call the pipeline, is based on concern about a spill on the mighty Missouri, the continent’s longest river, and the source of drinking and irrigation water for the reservation’s residents and millions of others. They assert encroachment by private interests on their ancestral lands.