David Daniel is a landowner in Winnsboro, east Texas, whose property would be split in half by the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline.
He is the founder and president of Stop Tarsands Oil Pipelines, a group of concerned citizens and affected landowners fighting the Keystone XL pipeline and other tar sands oil pipelines in east Texas. David is organizing with landowners, farmers, and community activists from Nebraska to Texas to inform others about the risks toxic pipelines pose and the threat to their health and land that his family is now forced to live with.
This past August, David led a road trip across the south to Washington, D.C. to educate fellow Americans about these risks, culminating in the peaceful direct action mobilization at the White House to stop the Keystone XL.
In his words:
My family will be forced to live in fear and physical danger of this pipeline with some of the most toxic stuff we’ve ever seen come through this state. This is our home and was supposed to be a safe place to raise our daughter, and now it’s at risk for an oil disaster.
And here is his contribution to the Stand with David photo petition! You can read his op-ed in Grist: Texas landowner calls out Obama on Keystone XL fast-tracking.