I made my journalistic trek to the Keystone pipeline spill site between Freeman and Menno on Monday. If prayer is your thing, you might want to make your pilgrimage to Meridian Corner this Saturday:
The Yankton Sioux Tribe invites all people who want to protect our land, water, and future generations from the ills of corporate petro-raiders to gather at Meridian Corner, the junction of U.S. Highways 81 and 18, this Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Central. They will then head two miles west to the site of TransCanada’s latest accident, on 437th Avenue, between the properties of Loren Schultz and Galen Heckenlaible, to offer prayers of protection for the earth.
If you’re attending, watch where you walk. TransCanada’s hired security will not allow you beyond the orange barricade right at the edge of 437th on Highway 18. The forecast is for sunshine, so visibility should be good, but semis along that highway aren’t too interested in slowing down. Temps are predicted to head toward 80, and the wind will be gusting, so raise your voice… and bring your Chapstick!