Oil is dying, peaked, over the hill. Whether this pipeline goes through or not, it’s over. Every year we get better at converting sunlight into forms of energy we can use. Students at Iowa State University and University of Minnesota are driving 4-seat solar powered cars. Because of technology, more people can move to the city, and do without a car.
But for those of us on the rez, or on the farm, we need transport. Before Standard oil showed up, we made fuel on farms. Before the powerlines, we had wind turbines.
This has, so far, been nice feel good political rallying.
This is also about big business that wants oil dead. And it’s time to play the big-money dirty tricks game, and bring down this oil house of cards. BNSF makes more money hauling freight if oil prices go up. Midamerican Energy makes more money selling wind power to Tesla electric cars. Green Plains energy makes more money turning corn into fuel, and we have a lot of corn. Find out who will profit by standing with Standing Rock, and send them money.
Mayor Troy makes more money with farmland and wind turbines than with petroleum.
This is Oil’s last stand. If the pipeline somehow survives Standing Rock, they still have to get through a few trillion dollars of farmland in Iowa that export a billion dollars of corn every year.
If you have investments in petroleum, now would be a good time to get out, before we burn your money, and leave the oil in the ground.