The State Dept. environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline is only one indication of our government’s commitment to ramping up our fossil-fuel-based economy. From decisions about playing a far greater role in the refining, transport, and export of tar sands oil to continued encouragement of the fracking industry, despite severe drought and looming water scarcities, the US and Canada are collaborating on a global oil regimen that spells disaster for the planet. A deeper commitment to big changes in our lives and our culture is required if we hope to create a different future than this one.
Posts Tagged ‘keystone xl pipeline’
The vast network of energy extraction and transshipment lines is being developed now at a fast and furious pace. There is intent here: to build it faster than people are able to become aware of what is being done to their communities, faster than they can organize. The fact that this is happening is proof of the effectiveness of the opposition. And that should encourage us to engage even more in the struggle to save the eco-communities in the places where we live.
Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region threatened by fossil fuel extraction industries (other places, too)
Fossil fuel extraction is taking on vast proportions, threatening the habitats and ecological well-being of human communities throughout the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions. The scale is enormous, as is the challenge to stop it.
Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: As usual, I have a lot on my mind. Things are changing so swiftly, but the steady course of industrial corporate society goes on as if there is no tomorrow – which these days is a colloquial phrase that has become too real for comfort. I want to […]