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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

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, @08:26PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 05 2016, @08:26PM (#437368) Journal

    The behavior of doing whatever he feels like, regardless of prior convention and sensitivities, is what I interpret as an indication that he is likely to act as a bully in international relations.

    That's not much of a behavior to go on especially since China would be a remarkably poor target for bullying (being too powerful for that to work).

  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Monday December 05 2016, @08:47PM

    by bob_super (1357) on Monday December 05 2016, @08:47PM (#437376)

    If you recoil because the other guy is getting bigger, are you really the big guy?
    Unless Trump international has significant assets in China, what's to stop President Trump from showing his allegedly-adequate manhood by pushing them around a bit? That's his promise to his electors, and never settles with his enemies...
    The Chinese know how long a US president lasts, they won't start WW4 over a bit of rude behavior, right?

    We'll see when he takes office. But you can't deny that giving someone like him the silly "leader of the free world, most powerful man on the planet" title isn't exactly the first step to making him humble and tactful.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday December 05 2016, @10:17PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 05 2016, @10:17PM (#437414) Journal

      We'll see when he takes office.

      Yes, let's give the man some rope. Forecasting from a single phone call is silly at the moment, particularly when the whole reason the phone call is significant is because of a completely different party's bullying (here, China).