A congressional vote on approval of Keystone Pipeline came as a shock to the American native tribe in South Dakota. The tribe got every right to be offended and subsequently calls the situation an act of war. They also vowed to stop the reservation border if the US government instigate to install a pipeline.
This development is not at all encouraged by the native people and most importantly no prior consultation has been made with the tribe. This decision infuriated the tribe and they have every right to do that.
The prospective pipeline has the route to connect Canadian tar sands field to the gulf coast to provide the 922759 acres of space of Rosebud reservation in the south-central part of South Dakota. The house of representative voted positively to approve the bill.
Cyril Scott, the tribe president, one of nine tribal government in the state, pledged his life to stop the government from harming his people and upcoming young generation and culture. He also emphasized that this motion can harm their long tradition, religion, and culture.
Environmentalist believes that this pipeline will increase the reliance on fossil fuel for the united states. Fossil fuel is harmful to the environment. Building a pipeline will sustain the path of these evil forces. The fossil fuel seriously should not be considered for the next generations and generations to come. This deal may have serious consequences against the environment.
There are a lot of more innovative ways to develop energy security that building pipeline. The government should take all the necessary measures to move towards renewable sources of energy. On the other hand, the campaigner of the pipelines argued that the deal increases more job with fewer energy prices.
The view of the president is not very clear. The press secretary of the white house said that the president does not have a clear opinion yet on this matter. The Senate also considering some litigation issue against the bill for some portions in Nebraska.
Most importantly the native tribe president was not consulted by The US departments or TransCanada. TransCanada is building the pipeline. The pipeline is mammoth 1700 miles long.
The tribe president told in a press conference that he is not against the government but against the pipeline. He also declared a war against the deal. He is well supported by the other tribes. They also have reservation against the deal.
The deal violates some of the old agreements and necessarily some legislations formed by the tribe and united states government which have been held for a longer period of time.
Recently the United States and China signed a deal secretly to reduce the carbon emission to a certain extent. But this deal is quite the contrary and question the stand against the global carbon emission reduction. This downturn strategy gives a wrong signal to the world about the stands of the United States against carbon emission.
In this world, we do not recommend any kind of environmental catastrophes or any kind of species extinction. This is the case of fossil fuel always considering to build. Most importantly for the quest of immediate cheap fuel, we are bringing a lot of issues for climate change. The long-term effect of this cheap fuel is very harmful.
For the reduction of carbon emission, this oil pipeline should be stopped according to the environmentalist. As a citizen of the planet, we deserve a better place for our upcoming generation. The power-hungry nature of fossil fuel is slowly bringing to the end of our planet. As one of the leading countries of the world, the united states have a bigger role to play.
Cyril Scott termed it correctly by saying that this bill is the death warrant for our people. This is a very valid statement. The bill shows the negligence of the tribe from the government of the United States. For a long, they are not concerned about the consent of tribal people.
The plans are flawed to a great extent. Before committing such a deal, the affected population should be considered and discussed to a certain extent. The deal does not calculate the damage and the plans are relay flawed.
Some of the supporters are giving wrong messages towards the community about the benefits of the deal. Their arguments for the increment of jobs are not very fulfilling. Most importantly the recent development and urbanization are developing a lot of products which are very energy hungry.
Due to this high energy consuming products and a lack of proper planning in urbanization, the requirement of fossil fuels is increasing day by day. This massive demand for fossil fuel is increasing pressure for the government to take such measures.
To counter these issues more environment-friendly and sustainable development needs to take place. A lot of research and engineering attention should be given to find a sustainable way to live.
Finding a sustainable policy is a very important aspect for the senates. Sustainability is the way forward. Without sustainable policy and development, the government cannot build a healthy nation. Moreover, more human-centric development should be considered in case of machine-centric designs.
The quality of life needs a more sustainable attitude and vision to solve this problem. The quality of life has improved greatly but not in a sustainable condition. That is why we have to source different aspects for establishing our energy resources. That is why sometimes we bring disaster to our people.
Maybe this deal may bring different aspects of power generation and creates different jobs but if you consider the change it brings to the tribe of South Dakota it is not worthy. Most importantly we need to find sustainable development without hampering the tradition, religion, and lifestyle of these people.
Native Americans should have the same right as the other regular Americans do. The quality of life should increase to a certain extent to have super quality improvements. That is why this deal should be stopped to have better results with the tribal people.