April 25, 2011

Local organizers turned out at Dallas Earth Day to bring attention to issues affecting our air and water. They urged everyone to take these steps:

  • Become active at drilling permit hearings, asking cities not to allow irresponsible gas drilling practices
  • Contact Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to deny a presidential permit that would extend the XL Tar Sands pipeline--a pipeline that is proposed to run from Canada and down through Texas  
  • Sign a petition against the dumping of radioactive waste by 36 states at a location in Texas.

Pictured: 1. Scott Hofland, Peter Wilson, and Dave Cortez

2. Cherelle Blazer from You Can't Live in the Woods with Molly Rooke and Cherelle's daughter.

3. Ray Crawford from Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling, standing next to the map that is gradually documenting the 14,000 wells in the DFW area

4. Sierra Club's Molly Rooke with Al Armendariz, Administrator of EPA Region 

5. John Lingenfelder and David Griggs manning the Public Citizen table

6. Sierra Club's Glen Suhren, Robin Sowton, Rita Beving and Arthur Kuehne

7. Bruce and Kathyrn Walker, Friends of the Neches & Sierra Club

8. Becky Bornhorst from Downwinders at Risk and her daughter

Photos by Phillip Shinoda.