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Obama Approves Major Cross Border Fracked Gas Pipeline by Matt Remle

Obama Approves Major Cross Border Fracked Gas Pipeline by Matt Remle

On November 19th, 2013 the Obama Administration quietly approved a major cross border pipeline between the United States and Canada. The Kinder Morgan Cochin, LCC companies 1,900-mile proposed pipeline would carry gas, produced via hydraulic fracturing, from the Eagle Ford Shale basin in Texas to the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada. The fracked gas pipeline would enter Canada in Renville County, North Dakota.

The decision allows Kinder Morgan to move forward with the $260 million pipeline expansion and allow for the transportation of up to 95,000 barrels of fractured gas per-day.

The Obama Administration approved the border crossing pipeline just 6-days after hosting the annual Tribal Nations Conference. http://lastrealindians.com/we-want-your-land-obama-and-the-tribal-nations-conference-by-matt-remle/ .

Seems that while tribal leaders were busy getting selfies with Obama, Obama and the State Department were busy preparing approval of the Kinder Morgan Cochin hydraulic fracturing gas pipeline.  Hydraulic fracturing, cross border pipelines, and the Tar Sands have been major issues of concern for numerous tribal Nations across Turtle Island.

In early November, it was reported that roughly 300 oil pipeline spills and 750 “oil field incidents” had occurred, and went unreported and without public notification, in North Dakota over a two year span.

Hydraulic fracturing is a method of extracting oil and gas after wells are drilled that is a mixture of roughly 90 percent water, 9 percent sand or other granular propping agents, and 1 percent chemicals.   Each well requires roughly 4 million to 6 million gallons of water.  After the mixture is used, the water is too toxic for reuse and sits in open wells.

Aquifers have dried up in many regions where  hydraulic fracturing occurs.  Earlier this  year, the Guardian reported that nearly 30 Texas communities are in danger of drying up their aquifers by the end of the year http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/fracking-texas-drought-climate-change

 

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Map of Kinder Morgan Cochin hydraulic fracturing gas pipeline recently approved by the State Department.

Presidential Permit approving cross border pipeline:  Kinder Morgan Cochin Pipeline Presidential Permit

The Obama Administrations approval of the  Kinder Morgan Cochin hydraulic fracturing gas cross-border pipeline should serve as a reminder that most governmental officials are merely lapdogs for corporate interest.  Most multinational corporations and banksters interest lies in amassing wealth at the expense of Maka Ina and all her children.

Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) once stated “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children”  we owe it to the future generations to do the same.  We can, and must, do better.

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Wakinyan Waanatan (Matt Remle)

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