‘Trans Pecos’ Teaser | SXSW ‘ Luck Reunion ‘

Honored to have our teaser featured at SXSW for Willie Nelson’s ‘Luck Reunion’ sharing a discussion alongside Darrel Rhyne from Camp Toyahvale and Frank and Rochelle Bullhead | Community leaders from Standing Rock while hosted by Matt Lara from the Big Bend Conservation Alliance. We stood with the intention of sharing our stories of similarities but differences. Two separate pipelines constructed by the same company and with a small group of us assimilated in color, culture and class with an operative statement offered by our friend, Darrel Rhyne:

“This is not a right vs. left issue. This is right vs. wrong.”

One Rancher’s Legal Fight

A federal court has denied one Far West Texas rancher’s request for an injunction against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.2u7a2162

U.S. District Judge Robert Junell on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the Trans-Pecos Pipeline (TPP) from taking possession of part of John Boerschig’s Presidio County ranch. Boerschig has filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.

Boerschig, who owns the South Shurley Ranch, said the denial is based on a technicality and that he is prepared to fight the decision.

“We are appealing to the fifth circuit court of appeals in New Orleans today,” Boerschig said. “If they lose there, that whole pipe is coming out of the ground. It’ll be [TPP’s] undoing.”

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State Democratic Party Measure | Oppose the Trans Pecos Pipeline

Saturday, in San Antonio, the State Democratic Party Convention passed several measures that are now the official 2016-2018 Party Platform, as submitted by the Platform Committee of which Alpine resident, Barry Zavah, was elected to serve from our 19th State Senate District.

Among them:

1) Oppose the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and Keystone XL.

2) Amend the state Constitution and related laws to prevent for-profit entities from using government-like authority to seize private property; and to provide a state court hearing to prove the proposed seizure is a public use/& benefit — prior to allowing it to be seized.

Screening with BBCA | Patagonia Austin

Please join us for a screening of the documentary trailer as well as public discussion with folks from the Big Bend Conservation Alliance who will share their knowledge and direct action campaign.

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Sunday, June 5th | Patagonia Austin

316 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

Doors open – 5:00 p.m | Discussion and Screening – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m

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