posted on Nov, 29 2016 @ 03:59 AM
a reply to: shell69
Thanks for your addition to the thread!
As I've said I'm a supporter and am very much pro-clean water. You're very correct there are multiple protests ongoing. Actually too many for me to
list, from the Water Walkers in the Great Lakes region to a pipeline in NY State, to all the protests in British Columbia Canada. Many are weighing
the benefits versus the pitfalls of natural gas and oil.
The newest pipeline going from Texas to Mexico is another.
Most of these pipelines DON'T benefit the American population as the product being transported will be shipped to either Mexico or China. Yet we're
still purchasing both from Saudi Arabia and other countries. I think that's where the rub comes into play. If these pipelines and product were being
used for our own energy independence it would be understandable as necessary infrastructure, but we aren't.
I posted the info I did so we had more of the "Full Picture" of the entire issue and could make a better informed decision on it. Not to point at the
Standing Rock Protests and say "see? I told you it was bunk!".
The entire thing is convoluted and complex.
There are no easy answers and no clear cut "winners" on either side. It's easy to say stop the pipeline, but with no energy alternative to replace it
in one way we're cutting off our nose's to spite our face. On the other hand we've polluted so many waterways in this country we're also slitting our
own throats long term.
If nothing else Standing Rock has brought our Countries Energy Policy back into the forefront the way it was in the late 60's and 70's and forced us
to think it thru and discuss it.