A pipeline is going to be built between the Alberta tar sands and Texas to extract more oil from these sands. First Nations activist Clayton Thomas-Müller is protesting this pipeline for the devastating effects on the environment that the pipeline will have when it inevitably ruptures.
Since we know we’re already in deep trouble with regard to climate change, wouldn’t it be a better use of our time and money to, say, invest in solar technology for once? The indigenous peoples are fighting this pipeline for the damage it will cause. Among all the other things we owe them, we owe them proper stewardship of the land we’ve occupied.