Letters to Trump - 1/24/17 - On Keystone, pipelines, and 7 generations

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 1:15am

1/24/17

Resident Trump:

Not even two full working days in office, and already condemning your grandchildren to a future of climate catastrophe – pushing through the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines?! Two pipelines that have been fought tooth and nail by environmental groups and indigenous nations, and why? Because they’re paid by George Soros or some other bizarro claim about the left? No, because unlike you, they actually care about the future of this planet for the children and grandchildren – in fact, for the next seven generations. But you obviously can’t see beyond this year’s profit for yourself and your oil mogul buddies.

Your press secretary is seriously frightening – he complains that the press is ‘too negative’, that they should just lay off and celebrate your success. That smacks of authoritarianism – the way that brutal dictators smile for the camera and force those around them to do the same, and force the media to paint a glossy picture of a Resident in the White House more concerned about his own ratings and profits than the state of the country. Sheesh.