PINE RIDGE -- Opponents of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast on Thursday were riding horses and bicycles from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Rosebud Reservation in southern South Dakota.

The protesters included actress Daryl Hannah, who was arrested last summer in a protest outside the White House against TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Opponents of the pipeline worry that it will harm the environment, including underground aquifers. Supporters say the pipeline could help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said his administration had made no decision on whether to allow the project.

 

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196thlightinfantry
196thlightinfantry

Thank you Obama for pointing out the value of a great bunch of teachers. I was very fortunate and they even taught me how to look stuff up and to be objective, but kind, and to use the resources to allow others to think too. I guess I will have to spoon feed you as you must have gone to a private school, the real fight about dams and our making them has recently been answered on the Rogue River in Oregon, incredible country there and very beautiful. Our engineers were able to build the dam and when they did, that prevented salmon from making the journey to spawn (when fish do not spawn, soon there are no more), so the dams have been removed and now the rejuvenation of that wonderful river will take place. Here in America, we built dams with little or no consideration of what we were stopping or killing off. Thanks to science (I was also taught that by a teacher in public school), we know now what damage was done and how to correct it. We are now taking down some 40 dams a year and the usage of the rivers is picking up with fishing, rafting and kayaking, hint: commerce. So while you are correct in your take of salmon in the river coming to Lake Mead to spawn, you and your buddy Jim Stewart are not very good fisherman or flunked science. You see, Lake Mead, like Oahe right here in South Dakota, has Salmon and very large ones too. The lake is low now at Hoover Dam and the fishing is actually pretty good, try it sometime.

0bamanation
0bamanation

If you think Hoover Dam is the reason salmon don't spawn and swim in the Colorado River thank your teacher for belonging to the NEA.

Thumper85
Thumper85

Boy, what a bunch of ignotant people...............Daryl Hannah was the fullback for the Dallas Cowboys back when they won all those Super Bowls!

Progstopper
Progstopper

DoTell - "Considering the pipeline isn't even going through reservation land I'm not sure why Daryl Hannah is there on the reservation for the protest."

She is probably like most of the liberal has been movie stars, and thinks the reservation is all of South Dakota. I have nothing against the reservation and have serveral friends and co-workers that live and work there, but these liberal has been movie star types need to open their eyes and ears and stay out of our back yard.


DoTell
DoTell

Considering the pipeline isn't even going through reservation land I'm not sure why Daryl Hannah is there on the reservation for the protest.

Jim Stewart
Jim Stewart

[quote]196thlightinfantry said: "Those salmon just should have made another place to spawn and swim."[/quote]

Just in case you forgot, Hoover Dam is on the Colorado River. How many salmon spawn in the Colorado River?

Navy veteran
Navy veteran

@ Badhand---actually you are incorrect. Mr Obama did get his way without GOP support, IE healthcare? or did you forget about that? Also, you blame the GOP for blocking him? how about he act like a President, dress the part and actually discuss the issues as he promised, not campaign about it...

Progstopper
Progstopper

badhand - "The Republicans have promised not to support him even if he does exactly what they want. They are determined to remove him from office at all costs, even if it means the elimination of millions of American jobs."

Good one badhand. Especially after Obama acted like he was running against Bush instead of McCain in 2008. But would be interested in what Obama has proposed to the repubs that they wanted and they rejuected. You got to stop getting your news via the signs of the occupants.

Rush Mountmore
Rush Mountmore

Daryl who?

badhand
badhand

To Paleo1 No president can accomplish anything without some support from the other political party. The Republicans have promised not to support him even if he does exactly what they want. They are determined to remove him from office at all costs, even if it means the elimination of millions of American jobs.

0bamanation
0bamanation

Daryl Hannah? Wasn't she in a couple movies about forty years ago? Is there a "Z" list for celebrities?

196thlightinfantry
196thlightinfantry

You are right whammo, we did as we pleased and if we blocked up a river and killed all the salmon, so what? Those salmon just should have made another place to spawn and swim. We all woke up after that and realized that just because we could build it, we had to make sure we were not destroying ourselves with our efforts. Thank you Daryl Hannah, you little mermaid you!!!Long live regulation!!!

Paleo1
Paleo1

Perhaps Obama should have said our country lacks the leadership to build another Golden Gate Bridge or Hoover Dam.

Captain Whamo
Captain Whamo

Tuesday evening President Obama said our nation lacks the will to build another Golden Gate bridge or Hoover dam. Back in those days projects didn't have wait years for government to make a decision.

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