This post will be short, but it seems worth noting that the fight to stop the Keystone XL is not just a short-term fight; the consequences are far-reaching. If this pipeline is constructed, we are showing a profound lack of regard for the future of our water. It’s worth noting that that future, if we aren’t careful, is precarious at best. We already face the fact that climate change means Nebraska temperatures will rise, putting pressure on our fragile, fought-over aquifer.
We need legislation that prioritizes the responsible use and protection of our water. If we stand back and do nothing, then when other threats to our water pop up, we will be sitting ducks. This is worth noting, as there are talks of hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking“) being used in Nebraska in the future. For those of you who don’t know what that is, “fracking” is a drilling technique that involves blasting millions of gallons of chemical-laced water mixed with sand into the ground to release natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. This stuff is nasty and they want to do it here.
If we don’t stand up for our future now, then when? People are taking stands all over the world right now. We can do the same.
Please join us.