Our friends at NacSTOP (Nacogdoches Stop Tar sands Oil Permanently) are celebrating their 3rd anniversary tomorrow! If you’re at or around Nacogdoches, Texas on the evening of Wednesday, November 13th, please come out!
Nacogdoches, TX – Wilma Subra, chemist and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’, will present “What’s in the Pipeline: Health and Safety Concerns of Communities Impacted by Tar Sands Pipelines” at the third anniversary meeting of Nacogdoches Stop Tar sands Oil Permanently.
The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13 at Austin Heights Baptist Church, 2806 Appleby Sand Rd, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965.
Subra, who studied last March’s diluted bitumen spill in Mayflower, AR, will present information and recommendations based on her findings.
In a July 18, 2013 article in the Arkansas Times, Subra stated: “The emissions from the spill are still very present in the community, as well as present in the cove and lake area, so the exposure is continuing. There are acute symptoms as well as some of the more chronic impacts. Because the exposure is continuing, it has the potential to impact their health for a very long time.”
Committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of citizens, Wilma Subra started Subra Company in 1981. Subra Company is a chemistry lab and environmental consulting firm in New Iberia, LA. Mrs. Subra provides technical assistance to citizens, across the United States and some foreign countries, concerned with their environment by combining technical research and evaluation. This information is then presented to community members so that strategies may be developed to address their local struggles.
NacSTOP was formed in November of 2010 to educate the community on the potential hazards of tar sands to our water, health, and safety and to illuminate abuse of eminent domain by pipeline companies. Three years later, NacSTOP continues to advocate for the health and safety of our community by disseminating information about tar sands and tar sands pipelines and by advocating for legislation for pipeline safety and for eminent domain reform.
The meeting is open to the public. For information contact Vicki Baggett via [email protected]