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posted by martyb on Monday December 05 2016, @01:13PM   Printer-friendly
from the embrace-extend-extinguish? dept.

According to an article at Snopes.com:

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline, according Colonel Henderson, who notified Veterans for Standing Rock co-organizer Michael A. Wood Jr on 4 December 2016.

More than 3,000 veterans had converged at the Standing Rock camp to support the Sioux in their ongoing opposition to the building of a $3.7 billion pipeline that would cross through disputed land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Wood said upon learning of the move, "This is history."

From a report in Al Jazeera :

The US Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months, according to a statement released.

The 1,885km Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, had been complete except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River.

"The Army will not grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location based on the current record," a statement from the US Army said.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, along with climate activists, have been protesting the $3.8bn project, saying it could contaminate the water supply and damage sacred tribal lands.

[...] "Today, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline," said Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault II, in a statement.

"Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes."


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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday December 05 2016, @05:52PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 05 2016, @05:52PM (#437277) Journal
    Thought so. You have nothing to say.

    There is something deeply wrong with your outlook on politics. Hypocrisy is far from the worst evil out there so why dwell on it. It gives strength to the scoundrels (such as Trump, I might add) since hypocrisy is their bread and butter.

    And rather than cry wolf over a trivial issue, how about wait till Trump actually does something wrong. It probably won't take long.
  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @06:55PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @06:55PM (#437305)

    There is something deeply wrong with your outlook on politics.

    You did NOT just say that bullshit.

    Hypocrisy is far from the worst evil out there so why dwell on it.

    That is some lame-ass "children are starving in africa" sophistry.

    Why "dwell" on hypocrisy?
    Because if you can't count on a politician to at least try to live up to their rhetoric then you are reduced to nothing more than tribalism. You throw out principles in favor of rote partisanship. It is a cynicism that erodes the foundations of democracy. It induces despair and hopelessness. WORDS MATTER. If society is unwilling to hold their elected leaders to account for their words, then why even have elections? You, in your callow understanding of the world, are advocating for authoritarianism.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday December 05 2016, @07:44PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 05 2016, @07:44PM (#437343) Journal
      Look, the Treasury is the last place I want anti-establishment theatrics. A banker with experience works for me even if you think it's somehow hypocritical. Just look at what's going on in India right now. Last month, the idiot in charge decided, as part of some massively misguided effort to fight corruption and collect taxes, to declare the largest banknotes instantly void and it's been a massive fubar ever since.

      Because if you can't count on a politician to at least try to live up to their rhetoric then you are reduced to nothing more than tribalism.

      Let us note that you haven't established that there is a problem in the first place along these lines. Why the propensity to cry "wolf"?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @09:08PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @09:08PM (#437383)

        > Look, the Treasury is the last place I want anti-establishment theatrics.

        I really DGAF what you want. You are a narcissist with literally no knowledge of civics. What you want is immaterial.

        • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday December 06 2016, @07:50AM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 06 2016, @07:50AM (#437564) Journal

          I really DGAF what you want. You are a narcissist with literally no knowledge of civics. What you want is immaterial.

          What a remarkable string of non sequiturs. Wasn't much point to posting that even if you were any good at pop psychology or civics. That you "DGAF" is irrelevant. That you think I'm a narcissist (look up the symptoms sometime) is irrelevant even if it were true. And knowledge of civics is rather irrelevant to anything discussed in this thread.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @10:50PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @10:50PM (#437438)

        The only problem they had is that they couldn't print the new notes fast enough. All the problems were based on that. Of course all the corrupt rich with rooms full of cash are going to run crying to the media and make a big fuss. Thats exactly the target.

        • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday December 06 2016, @08:27AM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 06 2016, @08:27AM (#437571) Journal

          The only problem they had is that they couldn't print the new notes fast enough.

          That's absurd. Even if we pretend that all the legit people successfully turn in their money (and this doesn't turn into an exercise to steal from hundreds of millions of poor people), that's still a billion or so people who have to waste time just because some fuck forced them to.

          Of course all the corrupt rich with rooms full of cash are going to run crying to the media and make a big fuss. Thats exactly the target.

          What corrupt rich is retarded enough to keep their wealth as Indian banknotes in the first place? This whole scheme is absolutely stupid especially when considered from basic principles.