“These kinds of spills do occur,” Rebecca Craven, program director at the Pipeline Safety Trust, told NBC News. “Sometimes they’re contained on company property, and sometimes they do more damage as they escape off company property.”
The public often does not know about those types of leaks because of their size. Companies do not have to report oil pipeline leaks to the federal government unless they’re over five barrels, which is 210 gallons of oil, and if they clean them up quickly.
The following is a statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II in response to reports of an oil spill from the Dakota Access pipeline along its South Dakota leg:
“The Dakota Access pipeline has not yet started shipping the proposed half million barrels of oil per day and we are already seeing confirmed reports of oil spills from the pipeline. This is what we have said all along: oil pipelines leak and spill. Our lawsuit challenging this dangerous project is ongoing and it’s more important than ever for the court to step in and halt additional accidents before they happen – not just for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and our resources but for the 17 million people whose drinking water is at risk.”
What do you guys think? Just a drop in the bucket and nothing to be concerned about? Or is this just a glimpse into bigger problems down the line?
As promised Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping returns to The Colony to prepare her Traditional Chinese Dumpling. Kinship of Rivers continues to inspire unity and bring respect to our most precious commodity, water. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life and Wang Ping made the pilgrimage to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, along the Cannon Ball River. It became a sacred journey, a story you must hear.
Ms. Ping will share her tales of life and the people who inspired them, along the river. It’s not just about dumplings, it’s about life, cultures, diversity as well as commonalities that make us uniquely human. Kinship is a bond that needs few worlds to describe for it is more a feeling of deeper understanding, trust and sanctuary, a novelty in today’s world. She’ll be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 on May 21st at 3:00 pm.
Renowned Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye of Burma will also be painting Murals and Big & little kids are most welcome to participate with Sitt and express themselves in color. Wang Ping will display her Everest Flag Installations. Everyone can create a flag with personal statements, concerns prayers or whatever floats their canoe in the spirit of sharing and cultural expression.
Visitors from around the planet encouraged to bring their traditional regalia, music, and stories, join in on the conversation. If you’re from another universe, ‘Sí, hablamos Pleiadean & Andromedian’. Carbon and sodium based life forms welcome. Abductions and probing prohibited where posted. BYOAC: Bring Your Own Aluminum Cap. Bring sense of humor
Minstrels welcome to wandering about eh. Hopefully a mix of cultures will converge on this humble little gathering to give a truly international flavor to this humble event. Human beings from a throughout the universe and multi dimensional planes are invited to celibate water with Wang Ping, Sitt Nyein Aye and the artists from ‘The Colony’.
Regardless of the state of it’s state of matter, water is water.
Wang Ping will be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, on Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm.
The fight for Standing Rock took the media by storm in the fall of 2016. Images of protest and unrest surfaced on every major media outlet. Filmmaker Bennett Johnson felt there was more of a story to be told, and he focused his film on a small group of who protested in prayer; the battle they fought was in solidarity, peace, and faith. This film, set to Foreign Field‘s song “Hope Inside the Fire,” delivers the message that this event had many stories go untold.
This is a journey made from the spirit of wild adventure and a dedication to sharing the value of nature, and our connection to it. Follow our 8 month ride spanning over 4,000 miles from the U.S. Mexican border to the Sacred Headwaters of Canada. Starting in the heart of winter, crossing mountaineous peaks and raging rivers. My teammates consist of three mustangs and a dog. Through this journey I hope to inspire a call to action to help the Tahltan and Gitxsan First Nations people protect their territories from the imminent threat of environmental destruction. Your donation will go towards creating a documentary of this journey and will share the voices of the elders, the real heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect the Sacred Headwaters. It is my hope that by documenting this journey, we will also share the value of wild horses and advocate for the protection of the remote frontiers of the natural world that support all life on the planet. #ridingwild#keepitwild#risetogether
Have you ever had a dream that just kept going? I did last night about all the World’s evil jobs / full of evil working people & the evil places they work at and how each person could change it in their little spot/ dot, on the face of the Earth themselves?
Just in what they did each day and by their own words that came out of their mouths!
Be Nice and Kind to every Person you meet each day !
Decided not to be mean to other people!
Be Teachers. Tell the Truth.
Make it your good day flowing out around you.
You know one of those people, that has a catching happiness about them
and that smile, that puts a smile on your face,too:)