Tom Goldtooth: “We just caught wind yesterday of the Keystone XL 1 spill. It’s something that we’ve been saying all along, as Native, as indigenous peoples, that every pipeline is going to spill, is going to leak.” More
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Keystone spills Dakoka pipeline oil!
To say we told you so would be futile. We told you, the whole world told you, DAPL promoters. It's as if you wanted this to happen and knew that it would based on your track record . So this can come as no surprise. But now the land is fouled and, as was foretold, the "black snake" is ruining the waters and land and animals. Thanks, Wells Fargo Bank who financed the deal. Thanks, Trump, who rammed it through to be pro-business and anti-environment.
There has been a major oil leak from the Keystone 1 pipeline in South Dakota. The pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, says 210,000 gallons [possibly a gross understatement by the company responsible for the environmental catastrophe] of oil leaked on Thursday [Nov. 16, 2017] near the town of Amherst.
It is the largest Keystone spill to date. The leak comes just days before authorities in Nebraska are scheduled to make a key ruling that could decide the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Environmental and indigenous [Native American] groups have long warned about the dangers of pipeline leaks. Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network: