The Standing Rock Sioux tribe believes that the pipeline would put the Missouri River, the water source for the reservation, at risk. They point out 2 recent spills, a 2010 pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, which cost over $1 billion to clean up with significant contamination remaining, and a 2015 Bakken crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River in Montana. The Tribe is also concerned that the pipeline route may run through sacred Sioux sites.
The no-holds-barred offensive by police of multiple agencies against unarmed water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline resulted in at least 167 suffered injuries — sent two elders into cardiac arrest, left a 13-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet to the head, and now, one woman will almost certainly lose her arm. http://mulpix.com/post/1389001655969859105.html Many suffered hypothermia after being soaked by water cannon in mid 20 degree weather #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife
What is happening in Flint, Michigan right now is systemic genocide, and the victims are people of color and poor people. The city’s population is 60% Black and 42% of the residents live below the poverty line. They are being poisoned with lead-tainted water that is coming out of their faucets, ...
"1. While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water....3. There's More Than the Lead in Flint's Water...5. While They Were Being Poisoned, They Were Also Being Bombed...6. The Wife of the Governor's Chief of Staff Is a Spokeswoman for Nestle, Michigan's Largest Owner of Private Water Reserves....10.This Was Done, Like So Many Things These Days, So the Rich Could Get a Big Tax Break.
Do You Wonder...How a man who’s been lying to the American people for over a year – has offshore bank accounts – and pays a lower tax rate on his hundreds of millions of dollars than most working Americans – is somehow neck and neck in the polls to be President
From Rachel Maddow Show - "So, it appears there’s a Benghazi scandal after all. It’s not the wrongdoing Republicans alleged; it’s the wrongdoing Republicans committed. The question for Darrell Issa is pretty straightforward: when does the investigation begin as to which Republicans lied to journalists and when?"