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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: 2) by jmorris on Monday December 05 2016, @08:30PM

    by jmorris (4844) on Monday December 05 2016, @08:30PM (#437370)

    Keep trying to paint us as terrorists because that will foment civil war, and then the good part when that happens, is we get to see you die.

    Wow. The Blue side is largely hipsters anthilled up in cities that would experience cannibalism inside a week of any sort of disruption that stopped the trucks (and trains) rolling in 24/7 to keep you useless people fed. You reject the idea of private ownership of weapons so even if you could get some you wouldn't know what to do with one. And you think you would win a Civil War? Laughter is the only rational response here. A Smurf Massacre is more like what it would look like.

    Pipelines are not safe in the U.S, and leaks happen quite often.

    Nothing is safe, your demand for total perfect safety is nothing but an excuse to do nothing; which happens to be your preferred policy position. Greens oppose humanity. I oppose greens because I pick humanity. A pipeline only need be safer than the alternatives to be preferable and they meet that test. Measured by loss to accident per barrel/mile transported nothing else comes close. Not trains, not trucks, not tanker, nothing comes close. Now you either go silent or confess that your actual goal is to leave it in the ground and push alternate energy that costs far, far more in a effort to make us 'greedy' Americans settle for less. Less energy, less food, less lifestyle, eventually less people.

    Many of those you claim to be "straight up terrorists" are VETERANS.

    So? John "I served in Vietnam" Kerry is still a douche. Signing up for a hitch doesn't automatically convey wisdom, even the service academies can't bat 1000. Especially in the current military more concerned with gender equality than killing people and breaking things. The quality officers have been purged under Obama, leaving mostly politically correct types more suited to NATO meetings. Hopefully "Mad Dog" brings a much needed corrective.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 06 2016, @03:11AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 06 2016, @03:11AM (#437526)

    wow stupid ignorants like you are the reason trump won, go fuck yourself with that mccarthy rethoric