What were the odds that the protest at Standing Rock would truly block the passage of an oil pipeline under a lake? But it happened. The Department of the Army will not allow it as planned. (Story)
Yet, as it has been stated, and a deep focus of this event is the corporate ‘self claimed immunity to laws” of the USA.
The protection of life-giving water is the primary focus. For when water becomes polluted with oil, it kills life. Even small seepage, a slow drip will end life and life forms.
So even as there is a sense of victory, there is also that dread of that corporation ignoring more laws and ruining the water of the land.
This is not over by far. Please pray, voice and share what it going on there. It was the international media awareness that forced the players on the side of the corporation to step back. Perhaps this is the placebo effect, perhaps it is real. But when you are dealing with liars, cheats and law-breakers, you must still stand watch.
Keep this alive for as long as it is needed, through social media, as it is the way the law-abiding people can thwart those who think they are above the law.
This pipeline goes for 1,172 miles, costing $3.8 billion, yet the corporation ignores all laws calling for an environmental impact statement of their project, and instead filed for many tiny segment, chopping this long pipeline as thought it was many separate projects. This is how they pretend they have the right to do what they want. But the oil that is intended to flow through it is one long stream of oil, thus one project in need of a real environmental impact statement. That statement would definitely deny the corporation access.
Why did this pass without following the law? Money. Not money itself, but the greed of investors who have money to buy off law enforcement, governors, politicians and by-pass the laws of the land. (I heard even Mr. Trump has invested 2 million dollars to get royalties/profits off of its end product, which is selling oil to China. This needs immediate attention before Trump gets in to the presidency he will vote for his investment. He is a man of money and very little ethics.)
The deeper issue then is “can greed really take life away from anyone, just because they have the money to do it?”
This is a call to stop the rich bastards from pretending they have more rights that others, that they can kill indirectly anyone who they deem as less-than-them.
This is a call for our Earth and the REAL protection of our water resources which is suffering greatly planet wide. This is a call to stand up for what is right and healthy.
It is time to flush the “money trump card down the well of wrongdoing”.
Voice your concerns through social media and all outlets that form a peaceful resolution to this ugly project. It is the people all over the world talking about this who help bring forward those of good consciousness to come and assist in this legal battle. Many thanks to all who have spread the word!
Water is life.
Without clean water, most life forms on earth will die, fast. Only rocks remain in a barren world.
If you do not think so, then you can try going without water in any form for a month and let us know what you then think. (yes, that means all your sodas, teas, wine, beer, soups, most foods….)
A plant without water just dies.
What the most controversial part is that these people pushing for the oil pipeline through rivers and lakes all drink water. Guess they buy the bottled kind so they think that water is just a commodity like a soda. Perhaps they have never been camping where they must drink from a river, nor swam in a lake. Perhaps they never went fishing in their whole life. Maybe they mix all their foods with beer which they think it is water-free.
No one has the right to pollute or jeopardize the purity of water!
Stand together and we will make the difference. We preserve the purity of water for our children.