Friday, November 9, 2018

Montana judge sends KXL to Hell


Running a bomb train through white towns won't fly when you can build a leaky pipeline through stolen treaty ground so it's hard to imagine projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Excess Pipelines going through cemeteries where people of European descent are buried.

And, attorneys for the Trump Organization will stop at nothing to erase Barack Obama's legacy including accelerating the construction of the KXL Pipeline, a warming climate and an eventual American Indian rebellion to protect treaty lands. But, citing recent spills in South Dakota Obama-appointed Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana has condemned the KXL to Hell and ordered the US State Department to conduct a new environmental review of the proposed pipeline route.
In his decision, Morris said the government's analysis fell short on:

» The effects of the current oil prices on the viability of the pipeline.

» The cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

» A survey of potential Native American resources.

» And updated modeling of potential oil spills and recommended mitigation measures.

"The Department must supplement new and relevant information regarding the risk of spills," Morris wrote.
In 2015 the US Department of Transportation swatted ExxonMobil with a million dollar penalty after the Environmental Protection Agency released an overview of cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 breach of the Silvertip pipeline that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River upstream of Billings, Montana.

The same geology that thwarts railroads and forces engineers to rebuild I-90 between Reliance and Rapid City, South Dakota and I-94 between Mandan, North Dakota and Billings, Montana every year also makes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline untenable.



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