Originally posted on Texas Sierra Club November 21, 2016 By Bekah Hinojosa I can trace back my mother’s Tejano and indigenous family more than six generations to a tiny cemetery in the Rio Grande Valley community called Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz. On my father’s side in another Valley town, I can trace back four generations. The Valley […]Read More Rio Grande Valley Native Lands Under Threat by LNG Companies
#RootsBreakWalls Screenprint & Wheatpaste Workshop On July 4, 2019, Another Gulf Is Possible partnered with local Valley artist Josue Ramirez and community members to do something different. We skipped the parades and fireworks and gathered to celebrate our Rio Grande Valley community and culture. This event was open to community members of all ages. […]Read More #RootsBreakWalls Screenprint & Wheatpaste Workshop
We believe Another Gulf (of Mexíco) IS Possible: we can achieve a self-determined, just, sustainable, vibrant future for our region. It is towards this vision that we work as a collaborative entity. AND, there is an intentional double meaning in the naming of our formation which feels critical to bring up in this moment of […]Read More Another GULF Is Possible…
LNG and SpaceX should not be neighbors For the last four years, the Save RGV from LNG coalition, and partner organizations in South Texas have been organizing to prevent the permitting and construction of three proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals: Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG, and Annova LNG and pipelines. These LNG terminals […]Read More LNG and SpaceX should not be neighbors
Hello, my name is Mary Gutierrez. I am a part of the leadership circle for Another Gulf is Possible, the Executive Director for Earth Ethics, and a resident of Northwest Florida. I’ve lived in Florida for most of my life. I’ve been through tropical storms and hurricanes, we know this is part of living along […]Read More Hurricane Michael – thoughts from a Floridian.
Dear Secretary Zinke and Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, On Thursday, January 4th, your Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2019-2024 Program or Program) announced a significant policy shift allowing oil and gas drilling as close as 3 miles to shore along the entirety of […]Read More “Dear Secretary Zinke and BOEM”
Dear Mr. President, As you may recall, we wrote to you before about protecting the entire Gulf of Mexico from new oil and gas leasing. On that same day, Friday, November 18th the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its 2017-2022 five-year plan for oil and gas drilling. Thanks to […]Read More Dear President Obama, Love The Gulf (again)
Dear (Still) President Obama, You know us and you know our stories. You know our tragedies, our disasters, and our peril – Katrina, Rita, the BP oil disaster, daily oil spills and all-too-regular fossil fuel related accidents. Not to mention, we’re losing a football field of wetlands an hour in Louisiana, caused by the combined […]Read More Dear President Obama, Love the Gulf