In case you didn’t already know NASA does more than just launch fancy rockets and satellites into space. They’re also big into monitoring meteorology all around the globe. They’ve been on record many times saying that climate change is very real and has been ongoing for the last 136 years. Scientists have also been on record saying there’s an over 90% chance it’s being exacerbated by humans (i.e. fossil fuel consumption) and will have disastrous results if things keeps going the same trajectory.
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In a nutshell they don’t have to build this pipeline. They can continue transporting oil by truck or railroad like they’ve been doing for decades (tho that’s risky too). They also want to frack on their land which puts their underground water supply in big jeopardy. Also at some point this pipeline goes underneath the river and that too is a major disaster waiting to happen.
This is their land that they’ve been living on for over well over a 100 years and these actions are in violation of the treaty the U.S. signed with them. They are being brutalized by the petroleum workers and police alike for simply defending their land and water supply. Wake up history is repeating itself.
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This isn’t just a big potential problem in the Northwest, I’ve seen many of these rail cars roll in my neighborhood.
From Vice News:
It’s estimated that 9 million barrels of crude oil are moving over the rail lines of North America at any given moment. Oil trains charging through Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, and Canada’s Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta provinces have derailed and exploded, resulting in severe environmental damage and, in the case of Quebec, considerable human casualties.
A continental oil boom and lack of pipeline infrastructure have forced unprecedented amounts of oil onto US and Canadian railroads. With 43 times more oil being hauled along US rail lines in 2013 than in 2005, communities across North America are bracing for another catastrophe.