Three other oil and gas pipelines besides the Dakota Access Pipeline that’s received a lot more coverage, and what those other pipelines also put at risk.
As noted by EcoWatch, President Obama’s timing for the joint approval of these pipelines couldn’t have been more ideal. When all eyes were turned to North Dakota, leaders in the United States and Mexico created the US-Mexico Energy Business Council, aimed at enhancing collaboration between the countries with regard to large-scale energy development.
How president-elect Trump will manage these energy relations remains to be seen. In his America First Energy Plan, Trump promised to “unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves.”
Mostly unrestrained burning of fossil fuels is all but certain to be put forward by the next U.S. presidential administration of mass murdering criminals — and that’s basically what many of them will amount to. The damage from the unrestricted, disastrous mayhem of climate change will kill many millions of people through various means, such as air pollution and destabilization of populations through sea level rise, along with other damages like ecosystem disruption. Those who willingly profit from such an extreme expense of causing harm to others should be identified for what they truly are.
And China even cites historical fact in saying that it did not invent climate change.
China couldn’t have invented global warming as a hoax to harm U.S. competitiveness because it was Donald Trump’s Republican predecessors who started climate negotiations in the 1980s, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said.
“If you look at the history of climate change negotiations, actually it was initiated by the IPCC with the support of the Republicans during the Reagan and senior Bush administration during the late 1980s,” Liu told reporters during an hour-long briefing.