Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 17 submissions in the queue.
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."


Original Submission

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @07:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @07:10PM (#437314)

    > He is a corrupt hypocrite unlike any republican and democrat before him.

    FTFY
    Trump embodies the caricature of politicians that venal entertainers like Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, et al have been selling to their audiences.

    Two decades of non-stop exaggeration have normalized his kind of failings so that a completely unqualified and unsuitable candidate could appear acceptable to a large enough segment of the population just because they've been lead to believe that he's their corrupt hypocrite.

    They've generated hundreds of millions in revenue by blurring the distinction between human imperfection and utter moral turpitude. Because of that you've lost your ability to distinguish between the two.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @09:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 05 2016, @09:11PM (#437385)

    This ^

    Ethics and morality now regularly take a back seat to profit, corporate rights / desires, and straight up imperial tactics such as running an oil pipeline through an area that would most likely damage the nearby Native Americans. Thankfully the Armoy Corps has stepped in, I think it would be amazing if the US military was able to take the moral high roads and stop acting as global enforcers for corporate interests.