november 13

11-13-15 "soil not oil"
11-13-15 “soil not oil”

digital photo

This is a photo I took at the Bakken Pipeline public comment hearing. The jars contain (on the left) oil and (on the right) Iowa soil. The speaker, Melanie Stall from Huxley, Iowa, made the point that oil doesn’t mix with agricultural soil. I couldn’t agree more. I didn’t doodle or draw during the hearing at all, just listened and kept track of the speakers. So I asked Melanie if I could take a photo of the jars and explained what I was doing. We positioned the jars on a (harder every minute) metal folding chair. I have a couple of detail views I considered using for the daily jane, but decided the two jars together told more of the story. And see my February daily jane about oil and water—although I wasn’t as explicit about the specific subject, the piece was inspired by the Bakken pipeline plans and filing my written objection with the Iowa Utilities Board in February.