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Yup. Another reason I heart the movie so much. A seemingly inconsequential thing that mattered so much to him, that represented something he lost and never managed to get back.
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Thanks for the compliments and more than that thanks for reading!
I've been following the Keystone pipeline story, but I hadn't heard about this yet. Thanks for the heads-up!
The "fun fact" was actually from the Bloomberg article. I just thought it was interesting that any form of frack fluid was allowed to be released into streams. And from what I understand, and I'm the first to say that I know there is a lot still to be learned about the many facets of this process, but water treatment plants are designed to filter out human waste. They aren't necessarily set up to pull out the kinds of chemicals found in fracking fluid. Pennsylvania doesn't allow that kind of frack fluid disposal anymore. Here's the release from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on the change in policy:
Thanks for all of y'all's input. It's such a complicated issue, and I'm the first to say I still have a lot to learn.
Maybe things will change if he's re-elected. I thought the study they were writing about was an interesting look at how things have played out now though. And you're right about how different factors - the economy, a Congress that leans toward the opposite political party - can determine whether environmental proposals ever get taken up.
Always glad to help.
Hampton Sides really is great. I've read his book "Ghost Soldiers" but I haven't gotten my hands on "Blood and Thunder" yet. It's definitely on my list though.
There's also a fascinating story gets at what reservation life has been like for the Crows by Gary Smith. The story ran in Sports Illustrated and it's about these reservation high school basketball players. The story is called "Shadow of a Nation" and it's incredible.