Texans join Communities around the World, Ready to Move Beyond Oil, Holding Hands at almost 800 Events around the Planet (and counting…)
Citizens of Galveston, Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, North Padre Island, South Padre Island, Bryan and College Station to Participate in Largest Global Gathering Against Offshore Drilling in History
WHO: Texas Citizens and Community Leaders, Sierra Club and other civic groups
WHAT:Texas "Hands Across the Sand" gatherings in solidarity with
simultaneous events around the world to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and to call on leaders to end our oil dependence and move Texas and America into a Clean Energy future.
(Austin location accepting donations for Louisiana cleanup.)
WHEN: Saturday, June 26 at 11:30
Speakers at 11:45, Hand-holding at Noon
VISUALS: Citizens joining hands on the beaches; Signs –STOP THE DRILLING; CLEAN ENERGY NOW; MOVE BEYOND OIL.
WHERE: Almost 800 locations worldwide. 7 events in Texas-- AUSTIN,
Auditorium Shores, 950 W Riverside Dr (Between 1st Street and S Lamar Boulevard); BRYAN, Bryan Lake 200 Sandy Point Road Bryan Texas 77807; CORPUS
CHRISTI, Mcgee Beach; GALVESTON, Stewart Beach; NORTH
PADRE ISLAND, J.P. Luby Beach, North Packery Channel SH 361 to Zahn Rd., PORT
ARANSAS, Beach Access Road 2, Route 361 to Beach Access Road 2; SOUTH
PADRE ISLAND, South Padre Island, Beach Access #18
THE BP oil disaster is a wake-up call. Nothing
is the same. This is likely the world’s worst
ever environmental catastrophe. THE BP oil disaster is a wake-up call. Nothing is the same. This is likely the world’s worst ever environmental catastrophe. The latest BP document revealed to Congress on June 20, estimates that as much as
4.2 million gallons of oil a day could be flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. 35% of the Gulf’s water is now contaminated.
This is a wake-up call. Offshore drilling is too dangerous and risky.
We must no longer cling to our addictive dependency on fossil fuels and must make the transition to our clean energy, green jobs, and smart transportation future. We’re holding hands and changing policies – we’re moving beyond oil.