keystone pipeline xl

hey remember when Justin Trudeau said the biggest Indigenous issue is canoe and paddle storage

hey remember just last month when he imposed a cap on refugees

hey remember when he promised electoral reform then defended FPTP

hey remember when he called the Keystone XL pipeline a “very good moment for Alberta”


silly me, who cares. all that matters are photo ops with pride parades and funny pictures of him looking at Donald Trump seconds before he shakes his hand.

Here are the biggest lies, mistruths and “alternative facts” from Trump’s joint address

9:11 p.m.: “A new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly in our grasp.”

Polls show Americans are broadly anxious about the future of the U.S. under Trump.

9:16 p.m.: Trump name-checks companies he says have kept jobs in the U.S. under his presidency

According to the New York Times, several companies which the president is taking credit for personally convincing to keep or create jobs in the U.S. were actually just following through on previously announced plans, including Sprint (owned by Softbank) and Chrysler.

Trump has cited misleading numbers of jobs he supposedly saved at Carrier, an air conditioning manufacturer.

9:22 p.m.: Trump claims enforcing immigration laws will make Americans safer

“By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone,” Trump said.

On the last point, multiple studies have concluded immigrants commit less crime than U.S. citizens, according to the New York Times. According to the Times, census data shows immigrant men aged 18-49 are one-fifth to one-half as likely to face incarceration as natural-born citizens, while non-citizens (comprising 7% of the population) are only 5% of the state and federal prison population.

9:25 p.m.: Trump misleads on his role in saving money on the F-35 program

While Trump has touted his supposed role in saving $700 million on the much-criticized, $1 trillion-plus F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, according to Politifact, program costs have been coming down for years.

9:27 p.m.: Trump defends his de facto Muslim ban, saying U.S. cannot afford a “beachhead of terrorists” or “sanctuary for extremists”

No nationals from the seven countries specifically named in Trump’s executive order have committed terror attacks resulting in U.S. fatalities since 1975 and his plan would do little to prevent terrorism, which is mostly homegrown.

9:29 p.m.: Trump cites highly misleading figures on the labor force

As Politico’s Michael Grunwald noted, the vast majority of those in the 94 million figure are not typically considered working constituencies.

9:55 p.m.: “According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.”

According to the New York Times, the study in question actually concluded immigration results in “positive net benefits to the U.S. economy during the last two decades of the 20th century,” and “the infusion of human capital by high-skilled immigrants has boosted the nation’s capacity for innovation, entrepreneurship and technological change.”

It also concluded that while first-generation immigrants create a net government cost of $57.4 billion, second and third-generation adults “create a benefit of $30.5 billion and $223.8 billion, respectively.”

10:00 p.m.: Trump says Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines will create tens of thousands of jobs

As the Washington Post noted, while Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska would each hire between 2,700 and 4,000 construction workers to complete the pipelines, and Kansas would hire 200, the average length of those jobs would be just 19.5 weeks. According to Politifact, the Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs.

10:04 p.m.: Trump says the Yemen raid produced actionable intelligence

Trump claimed a recent Yemen raid which resulted in the death of a U.S. Navy SEAL and 30 civilians, including children, claimed “large amounts of vital intelligence.” One report citing senior officials, however, contested that account and said no significant information was recovered. The target of the raid, Qassim al-Rimi, escaped the assassination attempt and reportedly recorded an audio message mocking Trump as the “fool of the White House.”

Read more (2/28/17 10:20 PM)

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The Trump administration just paved way for the Keystone pipeline construction to begin

  • On Friday morning, President Donald Trump’s administration approved the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which former President Barack Obama rejected in 2015 upon environmental concerns.
  • During his first week as president, he signed an executive order to fast-track the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines’ application review.
  • And on Friday, the State Department issued TransCanada, the company spearheading the Keystone project, a presidential permit, authorizing work on the pipeline at the Canada-U.S. border. Read more (3/24/17 10 AM) 

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Trump is already breaking a huge promise on the Keystone pipeline

  • Trump issued orders in January to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
  • He signed a memorandum requiring "all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States” be constructed with steel and other equipment made within the United States.
  • But the White House is already breaking that promise, telling Politico the Keystone XL pipeline won’t be subject to that standard. Read more (3/3/17 12:21 PM)
How are you guys not feeling a bit cheated? 🤷🏻‍♀️I suspect many of you are, but would rather not admit it.

Remember when the President said he wasn’t going to take a salary?
🔴He just accepted his second paycheck.
▶Remember when he said Mexico was going to pay for the wall?
🔴He has asked Congress to appropriate the $25 billion of taxpayer money to cover costs.
▶Remember when he said he wasn’t going to go on vacation or play golf?
🔴5 of the last 7 weekends he went on vacation and played golf, costing taxpayers $11.1 million.
▶Remember when he said he was going to use American steel to build these dangerous pipelines?
🔴Russian steel arrived last week for the Keystone Pipeline XL.
▶Remember when he said he wasn’t going to cut social security and Medicare?
🔴The Republican bill does just this.
▶Remember when he said that nobody on his campaign had any communications with the Russian government?
🔴7 of his people have now admitted they spoke and/or met with Russian officials, after they lied and got caught.
▶Remember when he said he was going to divest from his businesses?
🔴Changed his mind.
▶Remember when he said he was going to release his tax returns?
🔴Changed his mind. (May I add…unless you want to count the 2 pages of his 2005 tax return)
▶Remember when he said he was going to drain the swamp of Washington insiders?
🔴His cabinet is filled with lobbyists, oil and Wall Street executives.
▶Remember when he said would defeat ISIS in 30 days?
🔴He doesn’t have any plan.
▶Remember when he said that the Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost?
🔴The AHCA that the GOP and 45 are now pushing; they now admit will cover fewer people at a higher cost.
NOTE: If YOU voted for him, please hold him accountable to what he promised YOU - for all of OUR sakes.

📢 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Muchacha Fanzine Issue #13

Theme/Tema: “Madre Tierra”

“La Madre Tierra, militarizada, cercada, envenenada, donde se violan sistemáticamente derechos elementales, nos exige actuar.”- Berta Cáceres

Whether it’s indigenous water protectors or led-poisoned black children, communities of color are disproportionately impacted by the effects of environmental degradation. While the oppressors in power harm & exploit the Earth and it’s inhabitants, we have & continue to fight on the frontline of the struggle but we are not always heard and this needs to change. In an effort to center the importance of our voices, Muchacha Fanzine’s “Madre Tierra” (Mother Earth) invites people of color to share short stories, visual art, photography, comics, thoughts, poetry, rants, doodles, and essays all related to environmental justice. Women, queer, transgender & non-binary folks of color are especially encouraged to submit their work.

Ya sea que se trate de protectores de agua indígenas o de niños negros envenenados con plomo, las comunidades de color son desproporcionadamente afectadas por los efectos de la degradación ambiental. Mientras los opresores en el poder dañan y explotan a la Tierra y sus habitantes, luchamos en las frontera de la lucha, pero no siempre somos escuchados y esto necesita cambiar. Con el objetivo de centrar la importancia de nuestras voces, Muchacha Fanzine’s “ Madre Tierra” invita a las personas de color a compartir cuentos, arte visual, fotografía, cómicos, pensamientos, poesía y ensayos relacionados con la justicia ambiental. Las mujeres, personas gay, transgeneros y personas no binarias son especialmente alentados a presentar su trabajo.

DEADLINE/FECHA TOPE: Oct. 1, 2017

Send Submissions to/Envíe sus contribuciones a muchachafanzine@gmail.com 

Please limit written submissions to 2500 words & attach .jpg art images. Including a short bio/contact info is encouraged but optional. All of the contributors will receive free copies including domestic/international shipping! / Por favor limite las presentaciones por escrito a 2500 palabras y adjunte imágenes de arte .jpg. Incluyendo información de bio/contacto se recomienda, pero es opcional. ¡Todos los contribuyentes recibirán copias gratis incluyendo el envío nacional/internacional!

(Topic ideas include but are not limited to: *Environmental Racism *Anticapitalism *Indigenous Resistance *Decolonization *Black & Brown Resistance Movements *Ecofeminism *Queer Ecology *Industrial Pollution *Coal & Oil Companies *Air, Water & Soil Contamination *Greenhouse Gas *Global Warming *Toxic Wastes Sites *Fossil Fuels *Fracking *Radioactive Material *Health hazards i.e. cancer, asthma, lead poisoning *#WaterisLife *Keystone XL Pipeline *Natural Disasters *Deforestation *Heat Exposure *Gentrification *Public Housing *Transit Justice *Migration *Prison Industrial Complex *Police Violence *Military Occupation *Imperialism *Climate Change Denialism *The Trump Administration *EPA *Reproductive Health *Animal Justice *Endangered Species *Factory farms & Slaughterhouses *Food Justice *Food Deserts *Gardening *Public Policy *Power in Decision Making Processes *Sustainability *Renewable Energy *Grassroots Activism *Green Anarchism *Green Socialism *Environmental Spirituality *Healing *Where do we go from here?)

🎨: “Mother Earth Nourish” by Malaysian artist Jennifer Mourin

My Administration is committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes, and open spaces, and to protecting endangered species.
—  The lying asshole who put climate change skeptics/deniers in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Department of the Interior; repealed the Stream Protection Rule; removed funding for the Clean Power Plan, the Clean Air Act, the Green Climate Fund, and the EPA itself; revived the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines; and whose administration is rolling back regulations on methane emissions and vehicle pollution standards and is “reconsidering” the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards and the Clean Water Act
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Trump to sign executive orders pushing forward Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

  • Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, according to multiple reports.
  • The orders will push forward the controversial oil pipelines that have drawn fierce protests from environmental and tribal activists.
  • Press Secretary Sean Spicer hinted Monday at a news conference that Trump wanted to move forward with the oil pipelines.
  • Still, it was unclear how sweeping the action on the pipelines would be via executive order.
  • According to reports, the executive order will “advance” both projects, though few other details on that advancement were immediately available. Read more
reuters.com
Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline
TransCanada has route approval in all of the U.S. states the line will cross except Nebraska, where the company says it has been unable to negotiate easements with landowners on about 9 percent of the 300-mile crossing.

When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project “with efficiency and with speed.”

But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners in the path of the pipeline.

They are mostly farmers and ranchers, making a last stand against the pipeline - the fate of which now rests with an obscure state regulatory board, the Nebraska Public Service Commission.

The group is fine-tuning an economic argument it hopes will resonate better in this politically conservative state than the environmental concerns that dominated the successful push to block Keystone under former President Barack Obama.

Backed by conservation groups, the Nebraska opponents plan to cast the project as a threat to prime farming and grazing lands - vital to Nebraska’s economy - and a foreign company’s attempt to seize American private property.

They contend the pipeline will provide mainly temporary jobs that will vanish once construction ends, and limited tax revenues that will decline over time.

Continue Reading.

anonymous asked:

You mentioned Harper and the fact you're Canadian recently. I was wondering if I could get your opinion on something. What do you think of the Justin Trudeau keeping the the same climate change targets as Stephan Harper. For 4 years Mr. Trudeau said the GHG emission targets that the Conservative government set were not close to good enough. But now he keeps them in place. I guess what I'm getting at is, do you think the targets the Goverment has in place are good enough?

I’m very disappointed in Justin Trudeau’s actions on the environment. Its not just on Climate Change, on environmental issues as a whole he’s been underwhelming.

Those targets are pathetic, and the Liberals are having trouble even meeting them. Its also really counterintuitive and hypocritical that they pushed the Paris conference to adopt a goal of 1.5 degrees C warming, but then Trudeau approves 2 huge oil pipelines (Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion & Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline) and a large LNG pipeline & plant (as well as supporting the Keystone XL pipeline). Also just this week they announced they were delaying emission cuts to methane from the oil sector by at least 3 years, which is only going to make it harder to make these emission reductions by 2030. All these projects and moves are going to jack up Canada’s Carbon emissions for the long term.

Just yesterday a study came out, which outlines that without new policies the Canadian Government won’t even meet these weak targets:

Emissions down slightly, but Canada not yet on track to meet 2030 climate targets: report

This is what people said when Harper unveiled these targets:

Critics blast Harper’s new climate plan as weak, misleading

These targets are not good enough, and I’m skeptical on whether we’ll even reach them with the current government’s direction.

I know a lot about these issues because I also run a Canadian Politics blog (as well as being an Environmental Chemistry major) and keep myself informed about current events in Canada through it: @allthecanadianpolitics.

You can protest the Dakota Access Pipeline by switching banks.

The following banks are using YOUR money to fund the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline:

Bank of Nova Scotia
Citizens Bank
Comerica Bank
US Bank
PNC Bank
Barclays
JP Morgan Chase
Bank of America
Deutsche Bank
Compass Bank
Credit Suisse
DNB Capital/ASA
Sumitomo Mitsui Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
UBS
Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley
Community Trust
HSBC Bank
Wells Fargo
BNP Paribas
SunTrust
Royal Bank of Scotland
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
Mizuho Bank
Citibank
TD Securities
ABN Amro Capita
Credit Agricole
Intesa Sanpaolo
ING Bank
Natixis
BayernLB
BBVA Securities
DNB First Bank
ICBC London
SMBC Nikko Securities
Societe Generale


CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNTS!
Move your money to a bank that funds projects helping the environment, a community bank, or local credit union.

These banks WILL respond to public pressure. If enough people move their money they could back out of the project.

Let them know you don’t support the way they spend your money.