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posted by mrpg on Saturday May 13 2017, @11:58AM   Printer-friendly
from the of-course dept.

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

The Dakota Access pipeline already had its first leak – 84 gallons of oil – at a pump station in South Dakota in early April, sparking outrage and calling into question its environmental safety.

[...] The report of the spill can be found on the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources website. The agency apparently did not make any official announcement on the incident as it was relatively minor and had no environmental impact, according to Brian Walsh, a scientist with the department, as cited by the Guardian. The site "was cleaned up right away," the official added as quoted by ABC news.

The spill occurred less than 110 miles from Lake Oahe, which supplies Sioux tribes with water.

Source: Dakota Access pipeline suffers oil leak even before becoming operational

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 13 2017, @12:21PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 13 2017, @12:21PM (#509111)

    They get their way, shove the pipeline through, and I wish I wasn't so cynical to think that this was a staged middle finger to the tribe. "Fuck you, shut up, or the next one goes into your very means of survival!"

    For anyone who thinks that is absurd, much more money has been wasted on symbolic gestures by rich dudes.

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  • (Score: 1) by butthurt on Saturday May 13 2017, @01:49PM

    by butthurt (6141) on Saturday May 13 2017, @01:49PM (#509140) Journal

    Bollea v. Gawker comes to mind. Any other examples? []