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Putting Solar Panels in Pipeline's Path, Campaign to Combine Power of Sun 'With Power of the People'

Putting Solar Panels in Pipeline's Path, Campaign to Combine Power of Sun 'With Power of the People'

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

An Indigenous-led coalition is fundraising to install solar panels along the route of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline to protest the project and provide renewable energy to family farms and Native communities in Nebraska and South Dakota.


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The entire fracking industry is centrally planned deficit spending crapola that can’t pay its bills without taxpayer help.

Tar sands? Prime minister clueless bailed that out at public expense.

What kind of economic system is this?

Can’t think of a more worthy cause to support. I raise my fist in solidarity with the First Nations and all Earth Defenders!


Good thing that the pipeline doesn’t run through Florida seeing how photovoltaic panels are illegal there.

The fossil fuel industry’s days are numbered and they know it. They’re trying to squeeze as much money as they can from the system, which is rigged in their favor, before they become as obsolete as horseshoes after cars caught on. Unfortunately they’ll rape the environment as much as possible on their way out. Probably wreck the economy more too. Keep those solar panels coming. Thanks for doing it.

I Love this project and just donated. The native people’s fight against fossil fuel continually produces the best organizing tactics we’ve see displayed on the site.

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Your criticism doesn’t make much sense. The people organizing this are making a statement against fossil fuels generally - not just against the Keystone XL pipeline. They certainly aren’t pretending to be replacing a large part of the nation’s energy needs.

Thanks for reminding me about this though - you’ve convinced me to give another $50.

Again - they are protesting KXL, they are against the use of fossil fuel generally, and they are providing solar energy to family farms and Native communities.

I don’t get your obsession with having the energy generated directly replace something running through the pipeline. The tactic provides publicity for their causes and the fact that the energy produced replaces coal rather than oil doesn’t bother me one bit.

Actually their protests have been highly effective against the pipeline - the water protector protestors against DAPL were clearly the reason that it was temporarily stopped at the end of the Obama administration. They have also been effective in the overall fight against fossil fuels by inspiring others to join the effort. You forget that besides the native people’s opposition, another strand of protest against the pipeline were the family farms (normally a very conservative group) who were being displaced through eminent domain. Thus, this action directly helps to build the coalition of these two groupings aligned against the pipeline and that again has an effect on it.