Published on October 7th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan3
Sustainable Energy Barn Built In Path Of Keystone XL (VIDEO)
A number of citizen farmers and ranchers pushing against the Keystone XL have actually gone and built a “sustainable energy barn” right in the path of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, in order to show their disdain for and opposition to the Keystone XL while also showing their respect for life and clean energy at the same time. Watch the video:
I especially love the dirty “windmills, not oil spills” t-shirt on the little farm boy (around the middle of the video). We should all get those shirts!
The citizen activists in Nebraska who built this barn and created this video certainly aren’t mincing words or trying to sugarcoat their opposition to the TransCanada pipeline. This was a standout line from the video expressing their challenge:
“If TransCanada gets what they want, they’re going to have to tear up sustainable energy to keep their dirty, dangerous tactics.”
Followed by a supportive challenge to Obama: “And there is no way President Obama would let that happen.”
Driving the point home that these are not political lobbyists or climate policy wonks pushing to block this pipeline, the speaker says, “We don’t care too much for politics,” followed unequivocally by the matter at hand for them: “but this is our land and our water.”
These are not hippies. These are ranchers and farmers, a portion of our population that has increasingly gotten behind opposition to the Keystone XL. It makes you wonder, who in the US really does support such a pipeline?
Clean Energy Is The Future!
Of course, we love the great views of the solar panels on the barn at the end, the small wind turbine being erected by the local community, the solar panels being installed on the barn, and the kids painting the sustainable energy barn sign. Very inspiring. Very moving.
Quite a clever act and a great video. Check it out if you haven’t already, and share it with friends!