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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:41 PM

Keystone XL Foes Vow to 'Put Their Bodies on the Line' to Protect the Planet

Source: Common Dreams

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Friday, August 11, 2017
by Common Dreams

"Our water, property rights, climate and the Sovereign Rights of Native Nations are in the public interest and must be protected."
by Jake Johnson, staff writer



As Nebraska's Keystone XL pipeline hearings came to a close on Thursday, Indigenous tribes and environmentalists vowed to continue "putting [their] bodies on the line" to stop a project they have argued would be a "disaster for people, wildlife, and the planet."

The hearings lasted a total of four days. On the final day of the meetings—which featured both supporters and opponents of the $8 billion, 1,100 mile pipeline—over 461,000 public comments were delivered to the Nebraska Public Service Commissioners protesting the project, 350.org noted in a statement.

"The amount of opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is clear," said Bold Nebraska founder Jane Kleeb. "Our water, property rights, climate and the Sovereign Rights of Native Nations are in the public interest and must be protected from this foreign tar sands pipeline."

Earlier this week, over 150 Indigenous tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, which expresses opposition to several pipeline projects, including TransCanada's Keystone, Enbridge's Line 3, and Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion.

Read more: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/08/11/keystone-xl-foes-vow-put-their-bodies-line-protect-planet

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Judi Lynn Aug 11 OP
WinstonSmith00 Aug 11 #1
Equinox Moon Aug 11 #2
diva77 Aug 12 #7
niyad Aug 11 #3
Richard D Aug 11 #4
The Wielding Truth Aug 11 #5
bucolic_frolic Aug 11 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:03 PM

1. For all life on this planet!

The time is now to end carbon fuels.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:14 PM

2. They have a lot of support!

MANY are walking with them. It is time to stop rapping and pillaging our planet!!!

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 02:52 AM

7. Another way to support them is to give to the Indigenous Environmental Network

http://www.ienearth.org/

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness
of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous
Knowledge and Natural Law


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:19 PM

3. bless and protect the protectors!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:26 PM

4. And excellent cartoon strip about this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:28 PM

5. Doing this for us and our planet is what heroism is about. It is stupid not to protect and preserve

our environment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:42 PM

6. White man been abrogating Indian Treaties since about 1810

I'm reading the new book "Six Encounters with Lincoln" and there is an extensive chapter
on the Lincoln Administration's as well as previous and later ones. This government absolutely
slaughtered them in many cases, and it wasn't just the Trail of Tears that moved native populations.
We would subdue them, push them west, make treaties of support and sovereigty, then refuse
to abide by all our promises and steal the best and more land for ourselves, and particularly our
railroads. The appointees Lincoln made, most of them cronies, were just as corrupt as any you
see today. Stealing supplies destined for reservations, stealing the gold payments, having native
American mistresses.

It's time we put a stop to all this and let our natives have what is left at this point. It ain't much.

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