In the wake of the Paris climate talks, environmental groups on Thursday called for a "People's Injunction" against corporate proposals for major pipelines across Canada, charging that the resultant boom in tar sands extraction would be incompatible with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stated commitment to keeping global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Add to that proposals for the largest coal export facility at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point), which threatens the rights, lands, enviornemnt and treaties of indigenous peoples over more than a thousand miles:
"(...) 1,200 miles away, the Lummi Nation have been fighting a battle of their own. Pacific International Terminals plans to build the largest coal port in North America known as the Gateway Pacific Terminal, at Xwe’chi’eXen, or Cherry point, a Lummi ancestral village and burial ground. The new port, jointly owned by SSA Marine and Goldman Sachs, would become a hub for exporting coal from the interior.
Coal from the Powder River Basin by Peabody Energy would be hauled by trains along BNSF rail lines
from Montana and Wyoming through Sandpoint, Idaho, to Spokane, down through the Columbia River Gorge, then up along the Puget Sound coast to Cherry Point.
Linking the struggles of the Lummi and Northern Cheyenne Peoples, the railroads are raising concerns
about impacts to human and environmental health as well local economies. The coal port itself poses a serious threat to the local and surrounding marine ecosystems and livelihoods, not to mention and the cultural and spiritual integrity of Cherry Point itself. (...)"
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Capital-ism is driving Climate Chaos driving environmental collapse driving the collapse of human civilization.
Capital-ism drives the conversion of our natural resources into dollar resources.
The only way that Capital-ism can save the planet isto change the currency of dollars into the currency of carbon dollars.
And that to save the planet is to save carbon dollars..... To bank carbon in our shared commons of our ecosystem. We must bank our carbon dollars in the soil, in our trees in our Earth.
As we burn our Carbon Dollars into the atmosphere we are burning our children's future..all of humanity's future.