The Standing Rock Sioux are a long way from Bucks County, but the issue is not local to their land. The State of Pennsylvania embarked on a plan to expedite construction 30,000 miles of pipeline here in Pennsylvania. Virtually every county in the state would have land seized by eminent domain to facilitate getting shale gas to market. This is not a “NIMBY” not-in-my-back-yard issue. It is madness to rape the land and rush fossil fuels to market with the effects of global warming becoming more evident daily.
Resistance to the energy juggernaut that subverts democracy, ignores stewardship of the planet, and serves only private profit, is a national imperitive. As I write this on November 15, Marguerite and others are protesting in Doylestown, PA.