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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-of-the-press dept.

Amy Goodman, host of the New York City-based leftist news programme Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass by the North Dakota state's attorney (prosecutor). The charge was changed to riot, then was dismissed due to lack of evidence when Goodman appeared in court on Monday. The charges stemmed from her presence at a protest in September against construction of the Dakota Access (Bakken) oil pipeline, after the protest was reported on her show.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @02:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @02:35PM (#416149)

    Nope. Its a pipeline, once its built you've just got a couple of people working at each of the handful of pump-stations along the route.
    All the talk about pipeline jobs is bullshit, there are a lot of temporary jobs during construction, but after that it doesn't do shit for the local economy.

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  • (Score: 1) by purple_cobra on Thursday October 20 2016, @03:32PM

    by purple_cobra (1435) on Thursday October 20 2016, @03:32PM (#416718)

    Amen.
    I got so tired of reading similar stories about nonsensical numbers of created jobs for various projects, usually with little risk to the company concerned as they'd get a huge subsidy from central government, that I just don't read that crap any more. You'd see a headline trumpeting 600 new jobs, then you read the small print and this is while they build whatever it is, with the actual number of permanent, ongoing jobs being an order of magnitude fewer.
    Ultimately what it's all about is, to quote Frankie Boyle, more money for bastards.