“WWALS, the Waterkeeper® Affiliate for the upper Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers, supports the Standing Rock Sioux against D.A.P.L.”
So say we all about the oil Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, in this video. You can join us today at 5:30 PM on the Suwannee River in Florida or Saturday morning on the Withlacoochee River in Georgia. News media are invited. We’ll be taking more video for social media: have your say!
Video: #NoDAPL #NoSabalTrail –WWALS 2016-09-10
Video by Gretchen Quarterman, Treasurer, WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
At Berrien Beach Cleanup on the Alapaha River at GA 168, Berrien County, Georgia
Saturday September 10th 2016. #WaterIsLife
John S. Quarterman, president, WWALS Watershed Coalition, holding up this pipeline company ownership diagram, which is explained further in a previous blog post.
“Our beautiful south Georgia and north Florida rivers are threatened not just by the same industry, but by the same companies. Sabal Trail’s parent company, Spectra, was just purchased by Enbridge, the company building DAPL. And the other DAPL company, Energy Transfer, bought another company [Williams Company] that’s building a different piece [Transco Hillabee Expansion] of the Sabal Trail pipeline chain. So it’s two companies, all involved.”
“We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”
Tony Rowden, president, Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) of Valdosta State University:
“No new pipelines. Keep fossil fuels in the ground.”
“I support the Standing Rock Sioux against DAPL.”
Dr. Bret Wagenhorst, WWALS board member,
“Go solar. I’ve been living in a solar house for the last three years. My electric bill is five dollars a month. I don’t need any more gas or oil.” ”
And according to FPL’s 2016 Ten Year Plan, Florida doesn’t need any new electricity until 2024 at the earliest, so there’s no excuse for Sabal Trail.
“Go solar. Go renewable. I support the Standing Rock Sioux against DAPL.
“And I stand in solidarity with our native American brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux.”
Dave Hetzel, WWALS Ambassador (VP):
“Go solar. Go renewable. I support the Standing Rock Sioux against DAPL.”
And so say we all again. If you can’t join us on the Suwannee or the Withlacoochee this week, there are things you can do anyway at the end of this other blog post.
Waterkeeper® Alliance is collecting videos like this. Today is worldwide #NoDAPL Day of Action – Tuesday Sep. 13, with actions in Atlanta, on the Santa Fe River in Florida, in Gainesvville, Tallahassee, and many other places throughout the world. Today is part of #NoDAPL Solidarity Weeks of Action September 3-17, including the WWALS event 9AM Saturday September 17th on the Withlacoochee River at US 84 between Quitman and Valdosta, Georgia: stay tuned for details.
#NoDAPL, #NoSabalTrail. After all, #WaterIsLife. #KeepItInTheGround. And let the sun rise!
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!