It was joyful news to read that the Keystone XL Pipeline has been nixed for good. I’ve been watching this for several years. I grew up in North Dakota and have warm feelings toward the Native American tribes there and sympathy for their poor treatment over time. (The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has protested this pipeline of dirty oil sands crude.)
I was a church camp counselor in the summers where we looked down upon the beautiful Missouri River. I spent time at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and vacationed in Turtle Mountains close to the Canadian border. The thought of trading these gorgeous places in North Dakota and other states for money with the very strong possibility of polluting our air, land and rivers is horrible. Good riddance, Keystone XL!