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Discussion: Orienteer cartographer for social justice

in: Orienteering; General

Nov 27, 2016 3:49 PM # 
Nov 27, 2016 6:24 PM # 
Thanks coach. Those maps tell a tragic story regarding transgressions of social, environmental and political justice...for which we, in our car-crazy society, are all culpable.

Because the vast fracked oil and gas reserves of Montana and the Dakotas will be developed and brought to market somehow. Shipping by rail car is possibly even MORE dangerous than pipelines; witness the Quebec derailment and explosions that killed 50 and spread oil over a huge area in 2013:

The Bakken shales are estimated to contain billions of barrels of oil. As a result, US oil imports have been declining for the past ten years. And North Dakota is now the second largest oil-producing state after Texas.

So the next time you fill up your tank for under $20, thank the folks that are developing this energy resource for your comfortable, low-cost lifestyle! :-)
Nov 28, 2016 12:49 AM # 
Its all right, the invisible hand of the market sends the right signals. Doesn't it?
Nov 28, 2016 5:02 AM # 
The author of the Huff Post article (Sack) orienteered as an OCIN junior in the late 1990's and early 2000's, and was selected to the USA JWOC team for one year. He was also Course Setter for the 2001 U.S. Short Course Championships (predecessor to today's "Middle Distance") at Flying Pig V.

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