Action: Protect the Rio Grande and Eagle Pass Residents from Toxic Water.
Where: Travis County Courthouse, Austin. 1000 Guadalupe St., 5th floor.
When: Leaving Waco 11am. protest 1:30pm until 5:00pm.
Logistics: Join 2 of us thus far in my car. We have room for 2 or 3 more. If more members wish to participate we can caravan with a second vehicle. Please make and bring a sign/poster.
Why: This is a peaceful protest against the Dos Republicas Open Pit Coal Mine's renewed wastewater discharge permit.
Who: Native activists, Maverick County Environmental and Public Health Association, Sierra Club, Public Citizen, supporters joining in solidarity with Eagle Pass residents.
A hearing will begin at 2:00pm. Press conference to follow at 4:00pm. Last year, despite major opposition from local indigenous groups and thousands of Texans, the TCEQ approved the expansion and renewal of a permit that allows the mine to dump water polluted with toxic chemicals and heavy metals into Elm Creek which feeds directly into the Rio Grande River. The wastewater discharge permit is being challenged.
Why Friends of Peace/Climate: as part of our overall fight against fossil fuel infrastructure, especially infrastructure which is as locally destructive as this coal mine.
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