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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: 5, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Monday December 05 2016, @07:05PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday December 05 2016, @07:05PM (#437312) Journal

    Yea, who knew that Trump, like every president before him would give cabinet positions to political allies? Who knew? Glancing through the recent past, Obama has had two people (the last two people in fact) in that very position for which you could make the same claim. And if Clinton had been elected, she'd probably have appointed someone in a similar situation.

    Don't start in with the apologia. "Drain the swamp" does not mean, "do exactly what everybody else always does." Trump is casting his administration in the mold of the status quo, because those people he appoints run the government. When he goes around the table in his cabinet meetings theirs are the voices he will hear as he ponders transportation, monetary policy, matters of state, etc. Theirs are the advice he will hearken to.

    So writing what you write is not how his feet are "held to the fire," as his supporters vowed the morning after the election. It's paving the way for the same old abuse because you're too besotted with the appearance of victory to care.

    Tear into Trump, honestly, with the force you applied to tearing into Obama and Hillary. Make him know he serves at the sufferance of the American people who put him in that chair. It's your job as a citizen, and if you don't do your job he will never do his.

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday December 05 2016, @07:45PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 05 2016, @07:45PM (#437344) Journal

    Tear into Trump, honestly, with the force you applied to tearing into Obama and Hillary.

    Phoenix666, I'll tear into Trump when he actually does something wrong. Crying "wolf" is wasting my time.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 06 2016, @01:56AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 06 2016, @01:56AM (#437510)

      There is no crying wolf here, trump has chosen a lot of his cabinet. No guessing, no wondering, no maybes. It is terrible, and you should feel betrayed.

      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday December 06 2016, @08:31AM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 06 2016, @08:31AM (#437574) Journal

        trump has chosen a lot of his cabinet. No guessing, no wondering, no maybes.

        And a hell of a lot of bullshit. I suggest you take my advice here.