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Matt Collins
01-10-2015, 06:07 PM
He pushed PNV.... He explains why on his page:


https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/557041991001878

69360
01-10-2015, 09:19 PM
I see his point, but you have to figure that Trans Canada would have got approval anyway.

Natural Citizen
01-10-2015, 10:00 PM
The only people who will benefit from that thing is Canada. And after construction the only jobs that it will require to maintain it will be about the same amount of workers that it would take to operate a corner fast food shack.

And we're dealing with Eminent Domain here too....Justin. Not to mention, Ogallala Aquifer is the second biggest water aquifer in the world...Justin.

Does Justin understand what the Ogallala Aquifer actually does for a large portion of the U.S.? Gosh.

Cripes, the natives are all kinds of ticked off... Sioux Tribe: Passing Keystone Pipeline ‘An act of war" (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?463427-Sioux-Tribe-Passing-Keystone-Pipeline-‘An-act-of-war-quot&p=5706805&viewfull=1#post5706805)

And this is on top of that crap that John McCain just pulled... Congress gives Native American lands to foreign mining company with new NDAA
(http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?464518-Congress-gives-Native-American-lands-to-foreign-mining-company-with-new-NDAA&p=5725028&viewfull=1#post5725028)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6N8ZIk22rg

On Tuesday, the Senate missed by one vote the votes necessary to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. With 59 aye votes (14 Democrats and 45 Republicans), lawmakers failed to break a filibuster and send the proposal to President Obama’s desk.

However, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said the project will be back for a vote in January, when conservatives take control of the chamber.

If the government does approve Keystone, Scott said his people will resist.

The treaty lands from seven indigenous tribes encompass the whole of South Dakota, and Scott said the tribe has its own laws and constitution that don’t pertain to outsiders, so the workers involved with working on the pipeline would potentially face charges under the tribe’s laws. Scott said no amount of money would let them agree to the Keystone project going through their lands.

“We’re going to do everything within our powers to protect our homelands, our people, and as I said, our children and grandchildren – your children and your grandchildren,” he said.

“The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants of our children and grandchildren,” Scott said following that vote.

“The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline through our lands,” said Scott. “We are outraged at the lack of intergovernmental cooperation. We are a sovereign nation and we are not being treated as such. We will close our reservation boarders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone XL is an act of war against our people.”

He added that the Rosebud Sioux had been protesting in a spirit camp for seven months and they are protecting the land in South Dakota.

“Most of all, people don’t understand the Ogallala Aquifer is the second biggest water aquifer in the world,” Scott said. “It supplies five or six states with water in the United States, and its level in some places is only six feet underground.”


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The Keystone XL pipeline will be buried underground at depths of four feet, and there are concerns about the pipeline springing leaks. Scott says it is not a question of if it breaks it is a question of when it breaks.

“The aquifer collects three percent of all rainfall. Every hundred gallons of tar sand oils is going to take a couple hundred gallons of chemically treated water in that pipe to come down – and when that break happens we are going to receive three percent into the aquifer, and it is going to poison your children and our children,” said Scott.

The treaty lands from seven indigenous tribes encompass the whole of South Dakota, and Scott said the tribe has its own laws and constitution that don’t pertain to outsiders, so the workers involved with working on the pipeline would potentially face charges under the tribe’s laws. Scott said no amount of money would let them agree to the Keystone project going through their lands.

Brett85
01-11-2015, 05:21 PM
I agree with Massie on this one. I think the libertarian position on this has to be to get the government out of the way. Getting the government out of the way of one company is a step in the right direction.

pcosmar
01-13-2015, 07:52 AM
You know,, the Keystone project is no where near Michigan..

And yet out former Sec of State was running for Senate pushing Keystone.

:confused:

She lost,, thankfully.
Why not focus on Michigan,, and on Michigan issues?

EBounding
01-13-2015, 08:08 AM
You know,, the Keystone project is no where near Michigan..

And yet out former Sec of State was running for Senate pushing Keystone.

:confused:

She lost,, thankfully.
Why not focus on Michigan,, and on Michigan issues?

That's a good point. I think that's a better reason for voting "Present" or "no".