After doing some serious, old fashioned, investigative journalist digging I discovered that BP is contracted to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this pipeline
Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) July 6, 2010
Newly discovered evidence in the form of the Ruby Pipeline project contract ties BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) to another environmental catastrophe under way in the western states of the US, the systematic removal and eventual destruction of federally protected wild mustang horses from public land, with the aid of the US Department of The Interior, in violation of federal law.
ATS News, the investigative journalism arm of number-one "alternative topics" web site, AboveTopSecret.com, has discovered that BP Energy's habitual destruction of vital habitats is not limited to the Gulf of Mexico, but extends to the desert and western states as well. In a hard hitting collaboration with 17 time Emmy Award Winner George Knapp, of KLAS TV in Las Vegas, ATS News' Mark Allin presents the "smoking gun" contract that absolutely ties BP to the Ruby Pipeline (a natural gas pipeline) which will be built through federally protected lands. George Knapp, who has been covering and exposing the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for decades brings us up to date on the latest round ups of these magnificent animals, at the behest of major multinational corporations in a conspiracy of collusion with the US Department of Interior.
"The public that the Department of Interior and the BLM serve is not the John and Mary U.S. Citizen public, it's the big corporate agriculture and big oil public that gets all the benefits of exploiting our public lands" said Knapp. "We have the real facts and the proof that the BLM has systematically removed the mustangs from the lands set aside for their preservation. What’s more, there is ample reason to believe BLM’s most recent horse roundup, the bloodiest roundup in modern history, was conducted—at least in part—to pave the way for a gargantuan pipeline project" he went on to say.
"Many of the people who are at the top of these agencies, who are supposed to be making sure these big corporations are doing what they are supposed to be doing, have long histories as executives in or employees of the very corporations they are supposed to be keeping honest" said Allin. "Additionally, when the agencies start throwing around bogus data to support what they are doing, which is in direct violation of the intent of Federal Law, the writing is on the wall. We need to get people to READ IT".
The Ruby Pipeline, a 675 mile long, 42" diameter, natural gas pipeline that is being built right through the Mustang's protected lands is a project of The El Paso Corporation in Houston, Texas. El Paso Corporation has almost as besmirched a past as BP Energy and some of their own contractors have come forward and said the construction of the pipeline will be devastating to not only the Mustangs but also to the protected habitats, "it's going to look like Hiroshima after the nuclear bomb" one El Paso employee was quoted as saying.
"After doing some serious, old fashioned, investigative journalist digging I discovered that BP is contracted to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this pipeline" Allin said. "BP's record since 1999 is terrible. They've been fined hundreds of millions of dollars, their own employees have turned them in for safety and environmental violations, they've blocked state inspectors and forced them to get search warrants, and they keep getting away with it because the people who are supposed to be enforcing our laws give them just about anything they want, including self inspection and extremely low royalty fees for exploiting our public lands. They are never going to change unless we the people demand it."
This interview exposes the truth behind what can only be seen as rank corruption and sheer incompetence at the expense of not only the U.S. Taxpayer but one our national treasures, the Wild Mustangs of the Great Southwest.
AboveTopSecret.com is the Internets largest and most popular website dealing with "alternative topics" such as government conspiracies, with more than 2.3 million pages of content and over 5 million monthly visitors. The Above Network, LLC, a virtual company with executives in three states and two countries, owns and operates AboveTopSecret.com, among other online properties. The company was founded in 2007 with a goal of creating compelling user-generated content ecosystems on issues of importance to people. For more information, contact Mark Allin at 480.304.5680 or pr(at)theabovenetwork(dot)com.