There has been a lot of drama in the skies in the last week or so, much more enjoyable than the dramas on the ground! So if you need a break from news of the Earth, don't forget to look up.
|The Moon and Mars and some more of their friends|
|Dawning right before a short rain|
|After the rain|
While the dual cause of fighting for their land and sacred spaces (so many of which have already been stolen) was a huge part of this equation, the other huge part was about saving the environment. I read a comment today saying what was the problem? That plenty of pipeline crisscrosses our country and everything is fine. Well, as in so many things that people don't take the time to find out about (and it's not as if we have to go to the library and search out a book), that just ain't true!
Here is a list of pipeline accidents in the US in the 21st century. JUST the 21st century, not before. There are so many that it is a very common occurrence, it is just not reported. You can look for yourselves. Oh, and here is an article on the accident history of the company responsible (to use a word lightly) for the DAPL.
Or, if you don't have the time to look, here's an easier way to see what's going on, affecting our earth, our water and our people.
So! Good news! and more work ahead. This denying of the current route of the pipeline is very positive, and a moment to hold on to. Just know that this was the last 21 miles of a pipeline already crossing four states...you can follow the markers. Solar, anyone?
Why include this in a blog about Culebra? Because while we don't have anyone wanting to put a pipeline through our island, we do have people wanting (and doing) things equally as destructive, to our land, to our waters. Maybe big developments don't seem as scary as a pipeline or tracking, but they should be seen in the same light. Violators should be held accountable to laws that already exist. It is just as difficult a battle as any place that is wanted for its resources by greedy, uncaring except for the dollar interests. The power IS in the people. That's all I know.