30 Jan '17, 2pm

People over Pipelines

It’s only been one week and we’re already feeling the significant and detrimental effects of the Trump administration. On Tuesday, President Trump signed executive orders to restart both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines. These projects carry serious environmental risks for us all, like increased greenhouse gas emissions and the potential to contaminate the land and rivers. They also pose a threat to the livelihoods and the rights of the communities whose land is tainted with dashed lines on blueprints, indicating the proposed routes for the pipelines. Keystone XL Proposed by Canadian company TransCanada in 2008, the Keystone XL pipeline quickly became the topic of a contentious back-and-forth battle in Congress for the majority of President Obama’s time in office. In November 2015, after the project was halted so officials could review its potential impac...

Full article: https://www.earthrights.org/blog/people-over-pipelines

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