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No DAPL Solidarity Soars. LA Targeting Big Oil's Citibank [Chilling Video]

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Standing Rock’s indigenous protest against Dakota Access Pipleine (DAP) soared to a new level Wednesday with an announcement that Los Angeles is showing it is standing in solidarity by protesting at Citibank, the key enabling funding institution for the Big Oil’s menacing pipeline.

Citibank and 16 other banks and financial institutions have extended a $3.75 billion credit line to Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access. 

“Citibank is the bank that’s been running the books on the project, and that’s the bank that beat the bushes and got other banks to join in… They have the largest share, and they’ve spearheaded the effort,” stated Hugh MacMillan of Food and Water Watch in an email.

Standing Rock #NoDAPL Updates

Key Companies for the DAPL include Energy Transfer Partners, Marathon, Phillps 66, and Enbridge.

Having Los Angeles stand against the DAP is a major boost to the campaign to halt the Dakota Access Pipleine. LA rights defenders including Native Americans gathered recently for their first of what will be many actions to halt chemical genocide, they say.

“17 Banks and financial institutions have a combined investment in a $3.75 billion credit line to Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access,” MacMillan said. 

These 17 banks and financial institutions are:

  1. Citibank
  2. Bank of America,
  3. HSBC,
  4. UBS,
  5. Goldman Sachs,
  6. JPMorgan,
  7. BNP Paribas,
  8. SunTrust,
  9. Wells Fargo,
  10. Royal Bank of Scotland,
  11. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi,
  12. Mizuho Bank,
  13. TD Securities,
  14. ABN AMRO Capital,
  15. DNB First Bank,
  16. ICBC London, S
  17. MBC Nikko Securities and Société Générale.

The link on the Solidarity Action Network Page to register for the protest at Citibank is: https://actionnetwork.org/events/water-is-life-los-angeles?source=email&referrer=lauren-steiner

Credits: Jahnny Lee Visuals/YouTube, Song: Tsodizin (Grandparent Song) by Kahara Hodges, Food and Water Watch

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    • dabu

      Disabled Navy veteran Joseph Robertson, 77, of Basin, Montana, is now being “dieseled” (moved from federal prison to federal prison in the middle of the night without notice for purposes of harassment)! They (feds, USFS, and especially the EPA) charged this disabled veteran for violation of the Clean Water Act. The government contends that nine stock ponds affect approximately one-tenth (1/10) of an acre of discharged pollutants into the Jefferson River, nearly 60 miles away. The feds are oath-breaking traitors!

      http://redoubtnews.com/2016/05/13/montana-disabled-veteran-convicted-pond/

      The oath-breaking traitorous feds (EPA) apparently have no problem at all with big oil fracking within dozens of yards of lakes and rivers by millions of oil wells across the country!

      The pipeline is nothing! If you don’t do anything else, go and look at western North Dakota in and around the lakes and rivers! You can see it all via google earth. You will see them everywhere! Seriously! This is a level of outrageous americans can’t comprehend!

      Explanation of fracking from lifescience.com:

      “In simplified terms, the fracking process starts with a well that is drilled vertically or at an angle from the surface to a depth of 1 to 2 miles (1.6 to 3.2 kilometers) or more, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The vertical well is then encased in steel and/or cement to ensure the well doesn’t run the risk of leaking into any groundwater.

      Once the vertical well reaches the deep layer of rock where natural gas or oil exists, the well curves about 90 degrees and begins drilling horizontally along that rock layer. Horizontal drilling can extend more than 1 mile (1.6 km) from the vertical well bore.

      After the fracking well is fully drilled and encased, fracking fluid is pumped down into the well at extremely high pressure, in some cases exceeding 9,000 pounds per square inch (62,050 kilopascals). The pressure is powerful enough to fracture the surrounding rock, creating fissures and cracks through which oil and gas can flow.”

      This is one of the most mentally flabbergasting topics I have knowledge of in my lifetime! They drill a mile vertically, and then another horizontally, and then force fracking fluids at high pressure to break up the firmament! They say “the fracking well is fully drilled and encased”. But the fracking fluids are shot out the end like a giant freak’n water-pic to break up the underlaying firmament! The fluids are only encased on their way down! Muahahahaha!

      - the huge amounts of “fluids” used to fracture get into the ground water! People with wells in the areas end up with brown contaminated water!
      - Accidents, blowouts, spills, contamination are part of every fracturing site!
      - Oklahoma just shut down dozens of wells. It is believed that the earthquakes they are suffering are caused by the fracturing creating an unstable firmament.

      For each fracking site:

      - 40,000 gallons of fracking chemicals
      - 8 million gallons of water
      - 600 chemicals used in the fracking fluid, including known carcinogens and toxins such as lead, benzene, uranium, radium, methanol, mercury, hydrochloric acid, ethylene glycol and formaldehyde
      - fracking fluid is injected 10,000 feet through a drilled pipeline and then into the surrounding area

      There are:

      - 1.1 million active fracturing gas wells in the United States
      - 72 trillion gallons of water needed to run current fracturing gas wells
      - 360 billion gallons of chemicals needed to run current fracturing gas wells
      - 300,000: barrels produced per day from fracking gas wells
      - Only ~30 percent of the fracturing fluid is recovered; the rest is left in the ground and, is not biodegradable.

      THIS IS NUTS! But the EPA is A-OK with it! Hunky dorry! No problem at all!

      Average citizen be damned! Scorched earth energy! Screw the people! Big government for big business! Millionaires congressmen getting funding from billionaires in big business! Run a little farm in Oregon, Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, etc. and we will use the entire federal machine to come crashing down on your pitiful little life! F U little Americans!

      You have to look at the following satellite images! They are the lights, and mostly excess gas, capable of heating whole cities, BEING BURNED OFF, instead of captured and sold. You see they don’t care about the natural gas being produced, only the gas we use in our cars matters to them! The light from the burning gas of the Bakken fracking oil fields of North Dakota (the head of the pipeline) are brighter than Denver, Minneapolis, and comparable in size, and brightness, to the city of Chicago!

      http://geology.com/articles/oil-fields-from-space/
      https://www.ceres.org/industry-initiatives/oil-and-gas/gas-flares-from-space
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/10/20/americas-oil-boom-is-visible-from-space/

      They continually say they don’t have to worry about the watershed (that they’ve already destroyed upstream). Yes, they do have a lot to worry about:

      http://www.ecowatch.com/worst-fracking-wastewater-spill-in-north-dakota-leaks-3-million-gallon-1882001918.html

      3 million gallons of fracking waste makes its way into the Missouri river!

      All about fracking, and the dangers of fracking:

      http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/fracking-numbers

      http://www.alternet.org/environment/8-dangerous-side-effects-fracking-industry-doesnt-want-you-hear-about

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_hydraulic_fracturing_in_the_United_States

      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/23/us/north-dakota-oil-boom-downside.html?_r=0

      http://wilderness.org/seven-ways-oil-and-gas-drilling-bad-news-environment

      http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/03/news/economy/oklahoma-earthquake-fracking-oil/

      http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Environmental_impacts_of_fracking

      This week the state of Oklahoma shut down 37 fracking wells due to last weeks 5.7 earthquake!

      http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/03/news/economy/oklahoma-earthquake-fracking-oil/

      Yes. This is nuts! Freak’n crazy!

      Now continue those peaceful protests, and doggonit write your congressman, cause they care so much about the average “Joe”. Reality check! Our oath-breaking traitorous government no longer has any interest in “the rule of law”, the Constitution, your freedom, or your liberty! Just ask the average “Joe” as he is “dieseled” around the U.S. Federal prison system!

      It’s not laughter you hear coming from the halls of government, and justice. It’s maniacal laughter! They are rolling on the floor with maniacal laughter (ROFML)! Can’t you just picture Killary Klinton ROFMLing, I can, and I’ll bet dollars to donuts, there’s an entry, or a thousand, in the little demonic red book of the bill and killary klinton foundation!

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