Wisconsin is breaking ground in many more ways then breaking the ground for residents in how they get electricity. WPPI energy which has customers in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Upper Michigan has a purchase agreement for 20 years with the new solar energy center to be built. This will be the largest solar energy center in Wisconsin when construction is complete. Continue reading Solar Energy Center in Wisconsin
Bankers across the globe get hit hard for investing in DAPL. The same week as the City Council of Santa Monica, CA. voted to divest from Wells Fargo with a 2.5 billion dollar impact following the 3.0 billion bite from the city of Seattle, WA approving to divest from Wells Fargo the second week in February 2017 against DAPL.
CalPERS a California Retirement system with a staggering 6.5 Billion dollar investments has shareholders and investors in 16 or the 17 banks backing DAPL has written a formal request to the banks on rerouting the DAPL pipeline to avoid the treaty territory.
With over 100 investors signatures from across the U.S representing 653 billion dollars in assets on six page of the PDF formal request published on February 17th, 2017.
Sacred Stone Camp has been surrounded this last week with militarized police, National guard and DAPL security within yards of the camp.The tension mounts at Oceti Skewing camp with barricades being installed in multiple places on the road and check points, the clean up, and an eviction notice handed to water protectors on Wednesday February 15,2017 video from Digital Smoke Signals .
“We are pleased to join our fellow investors to help address the community concerns and environmental risks that can impact the long-term returns of our investments,” said Anne Simpson, CalPERS’ investment director, sustainability. “We believe that engaging with the companies we own is the first course of action to effect change and a preferred option over divestment where we lose our voice as an investor.” stated Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Update : February 23, 2017 German Bank Divests
“BayernLB, who currently has $120 million invested into the Dakota Access pipeline, has been a target of environmental groups and supporters of water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to divest from both the pipeline and fossil fuels and to invest in a green future.”
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Years after the Fukushima triple core meltdown in March 2011 . The US has not implemented any monitoring of the radiation spilling in the ocean. Scientists from OMER lead by Buessler have been conductng their own studies on radiation levels in areas of the ocean. In 2013 a figure of 300 tons per day was finally given on “how much” is still leaking into the Pacific Ocean . My research indicates this is still leaking as of February 13, 2017. Continue reading Fukushima Still Leaks
On January 30,2017 a second leak for the seaway pipeline was hit near Dallas by a construction crew causing 600,000 gallons of crude oil to spill. Enbridge is half owner of the seaway pipeline.
In late October 2016 in Cushing Oklahoma the the same seaway pipeline ruptured and leaked reports stated the spill had to be less then 50,000 gallons. The #seawaypipeline runs from Cushing OK. to Freeport Tx.
“The 400,000 barrel per day pipeline, which brings crude from Cushing, Oklahoma, down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners LP’s, the operator, and Enbridge Inc. Enterprise was not immediately available to comment.” Stated Reuters
On Tuesday February 7 President Trump got his wish. Army Corp at Standing Rock grants the Easement without an environmental check along with the 14 day wait period. National Guard and Militarized police arrest over 70 water protectors from the Last Child Camp drilling has begun.
“What is happening now is a process, a process that needs to happen to show everyone how unjust the system is, and how it will never
have the people’s well-being in mind as long as it bends to the will of greed of Corporations, hate, anger and prejudice” Prolific The Rapper
Tensions are heating up in the Great Lakes area with Enbridge looking to move forward with pipeline 3 and 5 through Minnesota , Wisconsin and Michigan where the largest oil spill in the US at Kalamazoo causing detrimental damage to humans, water and animals. Enbridge is also planning a revitalization of pipeline 61 and talks of “twin” line pipeline 66 to run parallel.
Many environmentalists and people trying to protect natural resources and pristine lands are preparing while the indigenous keep teaching and forming allies to protect the water and their treaty lands.
As we watched Steven Chrisjohn Live feed Wednesday February 1st enjoying the fire and soaking in the warriors putting up the teepees on the hill at the Last Childs Camp. “In honor of the Last Child Warrior Society, the only such society created by Crazy Horse
” stated Chase Iron Eyes
On February 1st over 70 water protectors we’re arrested that afternoon at the Last Child Camp as water protectors from Oceti Sakowin camp we’re blocked in down the hill by police,
Quietly in Wisconsin the oil flows underneath our lands day and night as we sleep Enbridge’s Keystone Pipeline runs four corridors of pipeline in Wisconsin and carry crude oil tar sands to other states in the US to ship to other markets overseas. As Journal Sentinel reports we receive little economic rewards and bear the burden of high risks. Along with pipelines in Western Wisconsin it is home of the “frac sand boom” which is the sand used in the fracking process.
“In fact, the system’s current capacity is equal to roughly 20% of the nation’s total oil imports. Enbridge also has plans for a new thousand-mile pipeline from Alberta to Superior that would add another 370,000 barrels per day to that flow, bringing the capacity for some 3 million barrels of oil to flow into Wisconsin each day.” Dan Agen from JSonline Continue reading Great Lakes XXL?
“I came up here to do a job I cant leave yet the Standing Rock people have asked us to clean up our mess. That’s my job now. When we got here we were told to build a sustainable economy environment. We started that we talked about farming , renewable energy to sustain these winters. It was a group effort ripped down by a few people and a few dollars and that’s a shame.” stated Jeffrey to help FUND Jeffrey Here Continue reading Jeffrey Mourns the Loss of Standing Rock