President Obama and congress:
Please kill the Keystone XL pipeline. As it stands the planned route
crosses the Ogalalla aquifer and if a spill occurs there it will impact the
drinking water for millions of Americans. The tar sands bitumin
CANNOT be easily cleaned up as it sinks in water instead of floating
on top. Not to mention it is far more toxic than normal crude oil
which is toxic enough.
I see you want to help drought stricken CA. Instead of building a
pipeline to carry oil, how about we build a water pipeline(s) to carry
fresh water from areas of the country with an abundance of fresh
water to areas that need it. If it was made a national project and not
privatized the entire country could benefit from such a system. If you
take excess water from flood prone areas like the SE and divert that
water to CA and other farming areas in need it would greatly improve
crop viability and water access everywhere. Such a system would rival
the national highway system if flooding in the midwest in spring could
be diverted to reservoirs in the western USA or where ever there is
need for water. Please think about this as a national priority.
Water Resource Conservation and Diversion to Reservoirs that need
A priority of the United States is for clean water to be available for
viable food production and drinking water. Privatization of this
precious resource is not in the best interests of the country as a whole.
No one should have the right to privatize and prevent humans and
animals from having this necessary resource that ALL life needs. No
one should have to pay for the basic necessities to life such as clean
water and clean air, nor should any company be allowed to exploit
human kind and animal kind by owning any such company.
Therefore I propose this bill.
I. All water and air in the country belongs to ALL of the people of
A. No entity shall be allowed to charge anyone for water, air or any
other naturally occurring vital to life substance or thing.
B. Anyone who collaborates to make such critical life substances
unaffordable to anyone in the country shall be jailed for not less than
C. Any corporation, business, or person who deliberately poisons
water and/or air with any toxic chemicals shall have their business
terminated and the perpetraitors of such a crime will be jailed for not
less than 20 years.
II. In order to achieve a viable and equitable water supply a pipeline
that would divert excess water runoff to reservoirs across the country
shall be built to provide clean water to accommodate farming,
drinking water, and other non polluting uses.
A. Fracking that pollutes massive amounts of water will no longer
B. A pipeline that will be run by government and provide both jobs
and clean water across the country will, by necessity, need to have
pumps, pipelines and reservoirs that crisscross across the country to
contain water that gets diverted from areas with excess water to areas
that need the water.