On July 25th, to mark the two-year anniversary of a toxic tarsands spill in the Kalamazoo River, folks from across the country will host actions and press events to bring attention to the risks of tarsands on our water, land and families health. You can participate by taking a photo of your favorite body of water or water that the pipeline crosses.
In Nebraska, we are asking folks to take photos of a water crossing or your favorite body of water. This could be a major river, a small creek or stream, an aquifer-fed pond, whatever you feel is your "source" of water that would be crossed/risked by the Keystone XL.
If you need information on just how risky TransCanada's pipeline is to our water supply, check our Dr. Stansbury report that documents the pipeline could have 91 leaks and spills over the lifetime of the pipe, not the 11 spills TransCanada says (which 11 is bad enough!). The government report on the worst tarsands spill in America recently got published with the Chair of the agency comparing Enbridge to the "Keystone Kops."
When: Now-July 25th
Where: Your favorite body of water
Why: We will use these photos for a press event we will hold on July 25th, so please email your photo by July 20th
How: Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on FB page and you can always call Ben with questions 402-705-8679
Water crossings (listed from North to South on the proposed route) in Nebraska that are at-risk with TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline:
Keya Paha County
Keya Paha River
Big Sandy Creek
West branch of Brush Creek
North Branch Eagle Creek
Middle Branch Eagle Creek
East Branch Eagle Creek
South Branch Verdigre Creek
Big Spring Creek
West Fork Big Blue
Families' private wells