1. Judy
    September 3, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    Another issue is the aquifer and the fresh water which could be part of the Keystone pipe deal. The famers get to keep “their own land” but I bet Keystone gets the mineral and water rights (in fine print of course).
    My sister’s family are water filtration so it is a big concern of ours.
    T. Perkins wanted to drill for gas below the same aquifer.
    I bet two things. They both say it won’t harm the aquifer when it is a good possibility. Another is that they want that fresh water for sale around the world. Fresh water could be more than oil in the over over populated world today.
    We have to protect our fresh water supplies from corporate greed and pollution. There is no other choice but to say NO!! If the President and Congress has a lick of sense they would do it without question.
    Our resources and land are being pillaged for corporate profits. India and China want our oil, coal, timber, fresh water, etc. Our mountains leveled, our rivers polluted, our land stripped of timber..even our parks up for grabs. We are third world then they it seems.


  2. Mary Francis
    September 5, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Thanks for joining us, Allison. I’ve been asked why I didn’t smile for the cameras and the answer is simple – this is a serious problem, not a fun activity. Here is the write up from my home paper: http://normantranscript.com/x397272974/Resident-takes-place-in-history/


  3. karen gruber
    September 7, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    Oil companies and Frackin’ Liars !!!!!!!


  4. Paul Linzmeyer
    October 19, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    great comments and keep up he fight. I hope to join your teleconference tomorrow to see how I/we can help spread the message. the corporations own congress and we need to fight to get our government back.


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  6. John
    November 8, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    I love business, clean business, not dirty business. Making a profit is awesome; ignoring the environmental costs and being just plane reckless GREEDY are NOT!
    We live in a hydrogen universe; so let’s deal the energy sources cards again and let clean energy take the pot. Go hydrogen, solar, geothermal, wind and water.


  7. Catherine Parker
    November 8, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    We’re having similar issues in the Lake Superior Region, with our local and state governments working with corporations to push through new metals mining permits. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the northern portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the province of Ontario are under threat from an onslaught of ill-advised projects.
    In Michigan, Rio Tinto has obtained permits for a mine on the Yellow Dog Plains, in spite of numerous instances of non-compliance with the laws regulating such activities. Government employees are now on Rio Tinto’s payroll. Our state attorney general, Bill Schuette, was asked to investigate allegations of fraud, but has declined to do so–not surprising, perhaps, when one considers the fact that Governor Snyder’s Strategy Chief and Chief of Staff have close ties to Rio Tinto.
    Region-wide, corporations are attempting to weaken the laws that protect our environment, including our fresh water. Just say, “No!” to exploitation of our resources and the devastation of our natural world!


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