Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Native Americans protest pipeline, with some success
Native peoples were willing to protest, sometimes violently, to stop construction of pipelines through some parts of their native lands. They won a temporary victory when the Obama administration, despite a court win, decided to halt construction through some Sioux lands, as in the NPR story here.
With messy Canadian tar sands and now fracking, the US has certainly freed itself from Saudi oil, in a time when Middle Eastern violence is greater than ever, partly because of lower oil prices weakening middle eastern economies.
But the environment damage – and earthquakes – may become a final undoing for fossil fuels.