There has been much controversy over whether or not to build the Keystone XL pipeline that would connect Canadian Alberta oil fields to refineries in Texas. The proposed pipeline, which would be built by TransCanada, would connect two existing pipes, consisting total of around 1,700 miles of pipeline. The two sides of this argument can be roughly boiled down to two words: environment and economy. In such turbulent times can Americans afford to pass up a so-called shovel ready project that would create jobs and cut dependence on foreign oil from unfriendly places, or, as some would claim, is the risk of environmental mayhem too great? There is much dispute between both sides on the actual facts of the project, and a surprising amount of
Oil is one resource America relies heavily on. Oil has a negative impact on the environment and has long lasting affects. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a major controversial topic in the news. The Dakota Access Pipeline is being used to transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is located where the pipeline will be passing through. The pipeline disrupts the lives of the Native Americans who live there. I believe that the Dakota Access Pipeline should not be built because of the affects on the environment and goes against the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Greider and Garkovich’s Landscapes: The Social Construction of Nature and the Environment discusses how the environment we live in is apart of our landscape. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees their landscape as sacred and a place they need to protect.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a pipeline that moves crude oil from the west side of North Dakota to the border of Illinois and Canada. There is a lot of controversy around it because it runs right past The Great Sioux Reservation. The Reservation has had many problems with the US Government throughout the years. Many people are protesting the construction of it, much to their prevail, Obama’s administration delayed its construction.
In February 9, 2005, the TransCanada proposed a pipeline system that would be able to transport crude oil from Canada into the United States. The pipeline was given the name the Keystone Pipeline System. Originally, the pipeline was to run from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Illinois. However, in 2008 another proposition was raised in order to extend the pipeline even further to down to Texas. The proposition is known as the Keystone XL. The possible construction of the pipeline is a controversial topic. Entrepreneurs believe that such a pipeline will stimulate the nation's economy and lead to an increase in the amount of jobs. On the other side, environmentalists believe that the pipeline will be detrimental for the environment as the
The Dakota Access Pipeline, a pipeline that is leading into four different states, is becoming a very controversial subject for everyone. The Pipeline is going to transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois, were it will then be distributed from there on (Yan 2016). Many individuals that are for or against the pipeline all have different perspectives toward it. These perspectives are created by examining the history and biography of the land the pipeline will be running through; to sociologist these perspectives would be termed as the sociological imagination (Henslin 2014, p. 2-3). The perspectives of the pipeline can examine topics from the environment, economy, and religion. All of these topics come together to analyze if the Dakota Access
The state of North Dakota wants to construct an “1,172-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline , which would run within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and cross beneath the Missouri River.” One side of this is that it should be constructed and it will be good for the state and it will benefit them. The other side is that it shouldn't be built because it will effect are drinking water and the construction will be desping humans that are around their. Also they believe that animals around the area will be affected and it will disturb them and have a huge impact on them. People have been protesting this construction for several day and they even stayed out there during a harsh blizzard to still protest against the construction of the access oil
“It’s our responsibility to honor our mother, that which has given us the oxygen, the sunlight, the moonlight—the fuel that feeds us every single day—we have to honor that, and we have to make sure that we treasure it and also protect it” (Shailene Woodley). The dakota access pipeline is an underground pipeline that is currently under construction in North Dakota.Its proposed path snakes 1,172 miles through parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.The pipeline, or a long pipe, typically underground, for conveying oil, gas, etc., over long distances, is intended to transport 470,000 to 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the rich oil fields North Dakota to a storage facility in Patoka, Illinois. This is causing major controversy
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a pipeline that runs from the Dakotas to Illinois, is currently under construction in the sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Native American tribe. This tribe, along with many other tribes, is leading boycotts against the pipeline. They fear the 30-inch diameter tube will risk pollution and oil spills in their primary water source: the Missouri River. However, since the land is owned by the Federal Government, they have the final say in what happens, whether it is ethical or not. People from all over the country have gathered with the protesters, exercising their first amendment rights. Measures such as problems in vehicle transportation of oil, the need for oil, and the Sioux sacred land all lead to
The building of the Keystone Pipeline has become a rallying cry for it proponents as well as the opposition. Although the opposing side are able to agree on little else, I believe each see the importance of the outcome of the debate. I have followed the controversy closely for the six years it has been raging. The facts behind the storm point clearly to the problems associated with the project Building the proposed extension of the Keystone Pipeline would transport product that will place vital natural resources at risk in its transport, damage the environment with the mining process used to extract it, result in increased global warming by furthering our nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, and is not in the best interest of the country.
The Interest Group Agendas section in Chapter 5 interconnects that diversity of legislators’ views reflect, or certainly parallels, that of group interests (Rosenthal, A., 2004). This type of correlation points out the important factor that helps groups to surpass individuals on decision-making responsibilities and the mode of interdependence they have. However, positively interdependent (supportive) groups tend to make better decisions than both negatively interdependent (economical) groups and individuals, particularly in complex tasks (Johnson & Johnson, 2012). The Keystone Pipeline System is known as the oil pipeline system in Canada and the United States contracted in 2010 and is presently owned exclusively by TransCanada Corporation. The once-obscure Keystone project became a political symbol amid broader clashes over energy,
Advocates for the Keystone XL pipeline claim that it would permit the United States to upsurge energy security and diminish foreign oil as a necessity. The United States alone requires more than eight million barrels of imported oil per day and the dispute over the projected Keystone XL pipeline isn’t a dispute of fossil fuels against alternative resources. An ample percentage of the produced oil that will flow through the Keystone XL pipeline will most likely wind up being used up outside the U.S. This project will raise the weighty value of oil in the Central region of the U.S. by rerouting oil from the refineries located in the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico and other exporting
On March 23, almost 27 years to the day following the historic Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Donald Trump issued a presidential permit to the Canadian company, TransCanada for its controversial Keystone XL pipeline, formally restarting a fight over the pipeline that first kicked off when it was first proposed in 2008. Those opposing the pipeline had scored a major victory in November 2015 when President Obama rejected the project saying it wouldn’t help the economy or increase the United States’ energy security. A change in leadership, however, has fueled a move away from clean energy and fighting climate change and embracing the fossil fuel-driven economic
The Keystone pipeline runs from Alberta to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. TransCanada want to rebuild it to go through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. This company has a bad history of their pipelines leaking, they were responsible for North America's biggest inland oil spill into the Kalamazoo River. The pipeline also goes through private property, native lands, and state parks which can not just harm humans but animals too by ruining their habitat and contaminating water and other resources. Overall I think that the pipeline is a terrible idea and should be discontinued for the sake of humans, trees, and wildlife.
The Keystone Pipeline System has been operating since 2010. It is a 2,151 mile pipeline delivering crude oil to U.S. and Midwest markets. The first phase involved 537 miles of existing 36-inch natural gas pipe to the crude oil pipeline service in Canada. It also included 232 miles of new 30-inch pipe and 16 pump stations. The US portion included 1,084 miles of new, 30-inch pipe in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. They also built 23 more pump stations. In 2011, the second phase included a 298 mile extension from Nebraska to Oklahoma and 11 new pump stations. It increased the pipeline from 435,000 to 591,000 barrels per day. Phase III was completed in 2014 and later in 2015 it was rejected.
The Dakota Access pipeline has received a great deal of criticism along with protest as it is located under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The pipeline is a possible hazard to and was met with boundless apprehension by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe due to Lake Oahe being their only source of water. The pipeline began transporting oil on the first of June and was recently authorized to continue operation after having been court-ordered to reexamine the risks because of having disregarded the National Environmental Policy Act. An initial environmental assessment had only addressed the effect that construction had on wildlife, but not the effects of a spill. The original evaluation was and the reexamination will be conducted by the US Army Corps of