Glover honored for pipeline activism
June 8th, 2017 under Top Stories
FAR WEST TEXAS – Alpine and area resident Lori Glover won the Texas Sierra Club’s Conservation Award along with Chris and Dick Guidi of Austin.
The award is given to Sierra Club members who have worked diligently in the past year on a particular Texas environmental issue.
Glover, organizer of the Big Bend Defense Coalition and a member of the Big Bend Sierra Club Executive Committee, was cited for her efforts to stop the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.
She co-founded the Two Rivers Camp along with Native American Frankie Orona with Society of Native Nations. The resistance camp was located near the pipeline in Presidio County.
“Once you start to understand the oil & gas industry you realize it’s not just the environmental degradation they inflict on our world, but the incredible power they wield and they way in which they wield it,” Glover said. “The activist’s job is never-ending but there is renewal in the fight for justice.”
Last year the Big Bend chapter of the Texas Sierra Club won the Conservation Award as a group.
The Guidi’s were recognized for their anti-fracking work in Texas.
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