Voices from the Gulf

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protect our water signFor months Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) and community groups have been resisting an attempt by Plains company to run a crude oil pipeline through the watershed of the reservoir supplying metro Mobile's water. A recent defeat in the county courthouse confronts MAWSS with a choice about continuing to resist or surrendering to Plains' demand for a pipeline right-of-way across land MAWSS owns in the watershed.

One of my favorite television shows today are reruns of the hit series from the 60's called "The Untouchables". The word "Untouchable" referred to the good guys or FBI.  Federal Agent Elliot Ness and his crew were given the task of bringing down the Mob led by Al Capone and Frank Nittie. Whenever the Mob wanted to move their operation to another city the first thing they would do is call in their tough guys and give them cases of money to buy out the locals and change any law that could hinder their operation. That way they would be operating within the confines of the "new law".

Last week at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, just hours before the Red Sox won the World Series, three courageous individuals, Shea Reister, Sophie Robinson and Naveh Halperin, interrupted President Obama’s health care speech to show their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline and to tar sands oil, shouting, “Stop the Pipeline...Stop Climate Change!"  

By Rebecca Mwase and Hannah Pepper-Cunningham. On top of the checkout counter at the gas station where we buy Gatorade after long rehearsals for our upcoming performance, Cry You One, there is a petition. It reads, "WE STAND AGAINST RIVER DIVERSIONS." This is clearly an issue people care about. From concerns about increased flooding to the destruction of oyster beds and fisheries, people have a reason to be worried about river diversions.

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