It’s not a matter of if pipelines will leak, it’s only a matter of when.
“It’s not yet clear why electronic monitoring equipment didn’t detect the leak, Owen told the Associated Press.”
– Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche pipeline
Yes, I’m a full-throated supporter for the need to never drill another hole, lay another foot of pipe to carry fossil fuels, and to put everyone now working in the fossil fuel industry out of work. Permanently.
Their paychecks and shareholder dividends don’t “trump” the planet and our lives.
The new Secretary of State and Energy Secretary will be……………………..never mind.
Thanks to an archaic electoral process put in place by a small cadre of wealthy, white, slave-owning men, and the minority of American voters who, in 2016, were comprised almost exclusively by the block of 57% of the white voters who voted for Trump, we’re about to start living inside an actual existential disaster.
The entire federal government and far too many states are about to fall under the control of the corporatist Republican party.
Worse, the White House will be occupied by a president whose voters (still?) believe is someone who isn’t corrupt, isn’t an insider, and isn’t intent on rigging our economy and our society to benefit himself, his fragile ego, and his fellow wealthy plutocrats.
Nice going, Trump voters.
And, all you Hillary haters who were too holier-than-thou to do what was necessary to avoid this imbecilic man-child from becoming our 45th president? It’s on you, too.
You both will have to answer to history and to future generations for Trump and for the times we’re about to live in.
I honestly don’t know how you will look them in the eye and defend what you did.