October 16, 2020 To: County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. Commissioner Sofia Benavides Commissioner David A. Garza Commissioner Gus Ruiz Commissioner Joey Lopez Subject: The People Urge You to Reject the Rio Grande LNG Tax Abatement Dear Judge Trevino and Commissioners, We, the undersigned organizations from across the Rio Grande Valley, write in opposition to any […]Read More Letter to Cameron County: The People Urge You to Reject the Rio Grande LNG Tax Abatement
On June 17, 2020, the monument to white supremacy, also known as the Jefferson Davis Memorial, was finally taken down in Brownsville, TX, after more than four years of protesting led by the Frontera Progressives organization and community members from across the Rio Grande Valley region. The voting decision by Brownsville City Commission to remove the […]Read More #NoRacistIdols in the Rio Grande Valley
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
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)