This past week, the Trap Spring Archeological has been destroyed by the work of Energy Transfer Partners for the Trans Pecos Pipeline. Alpine Archeologist David Keller has evidence of at least 5,000 years of cultural antiquities within the Trap Spring site in West Texas’ Brewster County, near Big Bend National Park. Keller, a member of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, has stated that the site is now irreparably damaged despite being determined eligible as a State Archeological Landmark (SAL) –
the highest honor bestowed upon archeological sites in Texas. In much the same way that the Standing Rock Sioux’s sacred burial grounds were callously bulldozed several weeks ago, Energy Transfer Partners ( the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline) has trenched through the site despite repeated appeals to re-route the pipeline away from the site. ETP has refused.