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  • Pipeline protesters set fire to camp before clearing out; oil could be flowing in 2 months

    02/22/2017 2:05:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/22/2017 | By William Lajeunesse
    CANNON BALL, N.D – After seven months of protests, beating drums, freezing nights and canned chili, police shut down campsites once occupied by tens of thousands of environmentalists and Native Americans fighting the North Dakota Access Pipeline project. At least one person was injured Wednesday after protesters set fire to a handful of wooden structures at the makeshift campsite. Cecily Fong, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Emergency Services, says the extent of the unidentified female's injuries weren't known. Fong said an ambulance was being sent to the encampment. Most of the 200 to 300 protesters who remained at...
  • Today is the deadline for Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps: Clear out before bulldozers arrive

    02/21/2017 1:59:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    By the time you read this the sun will have already risen in North Dakota, where a few hundred dead end protesters are hanging on in what remains of the Dakota Access Pipeline camps. Obstruction of the project essentially collapsed once Donald Trump took office and the Army gave the go-ahead for the final sections of pipe to be laid. Even the Standing Rock tribe has asked the unwelcome visitors to depart, preferring to fight the rest of the battle in court, but the remaining holdouts do not appear to be convinced. (Associated Press) As dawn breaks over an...
  • De Blasio Threatens Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

    02/19/2017 10:54:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2017 | By Kerry Picket
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened Wells Fargo bank for its investment in the North Dakota Access Pipeline. In a February 17 letter to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, de Blasio said he wanted to “express my deep concern about your involvement, and the involvement of other banks, in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline,” noting his concern is partly based on being a Mayor of a “coastal city threatened by climate change.” De Blasio claimed the pipeline would violate “human and tribal rights of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation” and would have “negative environmental consequences” to the land...
  • Following the Money in Macedonia (Soros)

    01/31/2017 7:13:02 PM PST · by lasereye · 39 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 31, 2017 | Tony Perkins
    What would Open Society Foundation (OSF) president and fund manager George Soros want with the small, landlocked nation of Macedonia? As it turns out, plenty. The Daddy Warbucks of progressive causes is working overtime to weaken European borders and facilitate the flow of refugees from the Middle East by sending money to disrupt nations holding both democratic elections and cracking down on illegal immigration. But he hasn't done it alone. The U.S. State Department has been working right alongside him. The aid that the U.S. has provided to Macedonia during their long friendship has been channeled through the U.S. Agency...
  • Bold Nebraska Once Again Trying To Thwart Keystone XL

    02/16/2017 5:17:29 PM PST · by SolidRedState · 7 replies
    Self | 2/16/2017 | SolidRedState
    Bold Nebraska is running a letter writing campaign to block the XL pipeline at the state level with letters to the Nebraska Public Service Commission. We can do the same by writing in support of the pipeline. Here is an excerpt from their campaign letter .. "Today, TransCanada submitted its application to build the Keystone XL pipeline to the Nebraska Public Service Commission. [1] With the shocking silencing of the massive public outcry against this pipeline by President Trump's State Dept. -- which said that the federal government is "not inviting further comment at this time" [2] -- Bold's efforts...
  • Environmentalists Vacated From Standing Rock Protest Site Leave Tons of Toxic Waste

    02/08/2017 9:29:02 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 8, 2017 | Sundance
    It has been consistently evident that left-wing environmentalists and their professionally unemployed protesters are the most hypocritical bunch of moonbats around the drum circle of social and economic stupidity.
  • U.S. Army Corps to Grant Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Easement

    02/07/2017 1:14:22 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 32 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 2/7/17 | by Meenal Vamburkar
    <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a court filing it will grant Energy Transfer Partners LP the easement it needs to finish the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline.</p> <p>The company needs the easement to complete work under Lake Oahe, following President Donald Trump’s memorandum that advised expediting review of the project. Trump took office promising to favor oil and natural gas developments as well as support new infrastructure, which has included reviving TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline.</p>
  • Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess

    02/05/2017 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. “Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline protest leader charged with inciting a riot, 74 arrested

    02/03/2017 7:34:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2017 | John Sexton
    Dakota Access Pipeline protester Chase Iron Eyes was arrested this week and has been charged with inciting a riot, which is a felony. Iron Eyes allegedly led a group of several dozen protesters who set up a new camp on higher ground that would be out of the flood plain where the current camp sits. The only problem: The property the new camp was set up on is owned by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. From the Associated Press: Chase Iron Eyes could face up to five years in prison if convicted on the felony charge. He...
  • Malia Obama joins Dakota Access pipeline protest at Sundance

    01/28/2017 5:49:44 AM PST · by keat · 97 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | January 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm | Tony Hicks
    Looks like the Obamas aren’t done with politics. The 18-year-old daughter of recent President Obama was praised by fellow protester, Shailene Woodley, who also attended the event at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. “It was amazing to see Malia,” the actress told Democracy Now. “To witness a human being and a woman coming in to her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to,” Woodley said. “Because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she...
  • Report: Without the pipelines, U.S. in danger of losing up to 33% of power generation by 2030

    01/26/2017 7:34:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrissey already looked at President Trump’s aggressive move to get Keystone XL, Dakota Access and other pipelines back on track earlier this week. The timing for this probably couldn’t be better because despite all the protests from environmentalists and the Keep It In The Ground movement, we are heading toward some hard deadlines for energy generation, after which some very bad things are going to start happening. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study from the Consumer Energy Alliance which examines the long term effects of continuing to reject new pipeline construction projects. The number are not...
  • Standing Rock Sioux Vow Legal Action Over Trump's Pipeline Push

    01/25/2017 12:25:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/25/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The Native American tribe at the center of the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has vowed to take legal action against a presidential memorandum by President Trump pushing pipeline construction. After several months of protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux, the Army announced in early December that it would not approve an easement to let construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline proceed along its planned route. In a statement then, Assistant Army Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said alternate routes needed to be explored. Members of the tribe argue that the pipeline, which would carry...
  • Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama

    01/24/2017 8:56:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2016 | PETER BAKER and CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — President Trump moved assertively on Tuesday to further dismantle his predecessor’s policies as he revived the Keystone XL pipeline that stirred years of debate over the balance between the nation’s energy needs and efforts to stem climate change.
  • Trump signs five more orders on pipelines, steel and environment

    01/24/2017 12:32:48 PM PST · by DFG · 35 replies
    USA Today via WFAA ^ | 01/24/2017 | Gregory Korte
    President Trump signed five more executive actions Tuesday in a blitz of executive power meant to speed approvals of high-profile energy projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. In reversing the Obama administration policy to disapprove the Keystone pipeline, Trump emphasized that the construction isn't a done deal. "It's something that subject to a renegotiation of terms by us," he said. "We'll see if we can get the pipeline built. A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs." Keystone XL is a proposed 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska that became a lightning rod for Obama's energy policy, with...
  • Safety Records Show Pipelines Best Method for Transporting Oil

    01/24/2017 8:26:57 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 October 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    The combination of the Obama administration’s intransigence in approving the Keystone XL pipeline and the exponential explosion in the production of crude oil, especially from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, has put increasing pressure on alternative modes of transportation to get that crude to refineries and customers. But with the increasing use of alternative modes such as barges, railcars, and over-the-road tanker trucks has come a growing concern about safety.A series of rail accidents over the last several years has caught the attention of the Department of Transportation, and CNBC has tried its best to question the viability of...
  • Trump to sign orders reviving pipeline projects

    01/24/2017 8:08:11 AM PST · by wbarmy · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/2017 | John Roberts
    President Trump plans to sign executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which had been stalled under the Obama administration, sources tell Fox News. The moves had been widely expected, as Trump blasted his predecessor for effectively blocking the projects amid environmental and other concerns. While the Canada-to-Texas Keystone project was at the center of a heated debate for years until the Obama administration rejected a key permit in November 2015, the Dakota pipeline more recently became the subject of fierce protests until the Army Corps of Engineers in December blocked construction of a controversial segment. The...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters chain themselves to a bank branch in Massachusetts

    12/16/2016 1:52:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2016 | John Sexton
    A group of protesters chained themselves across the doors of a TD bank in Massachusetts in solidarity with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in North Dakota. From Masslive.com: The pipeline opponents began their action just after 8 a.m. by chaining themselves to the doors, shutting the bank branch down.Police initially gave them 30 minutes to leave, but more than three hours have passed with no movement on either side.Protestors said they will remain until they are arrested. Marc Osten, a Smith College student, Aly-Johnson-Kurts and University of Massachusetts student Giovano Castro are chained in the front, while Harrison Greene and...
  • Native Americans after 'easy money' in pipeline fight

    12/14/2016 10:37:40 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/21/16 12:01 A | JOHN SICILIANO
    The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has claimed that the project has encroached on its land, damaged sacred sites and would potentially harm a major source of their drinking water by going under Lake Oahe. [snip] But what continued to throw a wall up in the discussions was the tribe's demand to receive a fee for shipping the oil. "Even though the pipeline never crosses the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, [snip] "But time and again the tribe rebuffed or ignored the company's offers demanding, instead, a toll on the crude that passed through the pipeline, an ultimatum that showed the tribe's...
  • POLL: Should construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be allowed to continue?

    12/14/2016 8:47:54 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 30 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Should construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be allowed to continue? No. It is a threat to the region's clean water and to the Standing Rock tribe's ancient burial grounds Yes. The supposed "threats" are imaginary and contrived
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline and the rule of law — facts matter

    12/14/2016 7:58:21 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 12/12/2016 | Miki Kolobara
    Watching the events and the court case surrounding the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I appreciate that people are paying attention to any negative environmental impact an oil pipeline may have. At the same time, I cringe at the coverage and the absence of important factual information related to the pipeline’s legal permitting process. When I hear celebrities on the news claim the Dakota Access Pipeline is going through the heart of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land, I expect the reporters to correct them. The media should tell us that the pipeline follows existing utility easements (including the existing gas...
  • Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

    12/09/2016 8:01:22 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 12/05/2016 04:55 pm ET | Jenna Amatulli
    On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history. In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme commander at NATO, Wesley Clark Sr. This was a historically symbolic gesture forgiving centuries of oppression against Natives and honoring their partnership in defending the land from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Obama administration proves willing to rewrite the rules on Dakota Access

    12/09/2016 11:42:10 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2016 | By Anthony T. Caso
    In the latest development on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will withhold the final easement under Lake Oahe needed to complete the project. This abrupt reversal of approval, given by the career environmental specialists, is deeply disturbing, particularly for the North Dakotans that will remain under threat of harm from protesters who will likely persist in the region for the foreseeable future. The action also sets a disconcerting precedent by an administration that appears willing to rewrite its own regulatory procedures to appease the protestors. The rule of law is the...
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Feds halt construction, deny final permits for Dakota Access pipeline

    12/04/2016 2:31:55 PM PST · by cowpoke · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2016 | Devin Henry
    Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it would instead conduct an environmental impact review of the 1,170-mile pipeline project to determine if there are other ways to route the pipeline to avoid a crossing on the Missouri River...
  • Government coddling pipeline protesters with $7million taxpayer dollars

    12/04/2016 6:46:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, it’s high time for a new slogan. Call it, ‘Save the Environment…from ‘environmental’ protesters and the U.S. Army Corps Engineers In yesteryears Hollywood got it right when it portrayed native people as being on to government authorities whom they described as: “two-faced” and wont to “speak with a forked tongue”. The governments of later generations may have fooled the masses with their doublespeak and campaign promises that melt like the snow in spring, but it’s all but impossible to fool a people who routinely faced the elements and followed herds to keep their families fed.
  • Gen. Weasley Clark’s Son To Lead Veterans’ Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    12/03/2016 1:03:35 PM PST · by onyx · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-03-2016 | Kerry Pickett
    Gen. Weasley Clark’s Son To Lead Veterans’ Group To Protest Dakota Access Pipeline The son of retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark heads a veterans’ group committed to preventing law enforcement from evacuating Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. The group plans to arrive at the encampment Sunday.The group will supplement the few veterans who already arrived at one of the encampments earlier in the week and and demanded that law enforcement lay down their firearms.Wesley “Wes” Clark Jr. and former U.S. Marine Michael Wood Jr. lead Veterans Stand for Standing Rock. Clark’s father was also a 2004 Democratic presidential primary...
  • Ace Hardware Says It Is Selling Supplies To Pipeline Protesters

    12/02/2016 7:11:17 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 33 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Woochit News
    The hardware store chain said a statement circulating on social media indicating it had stopped selling products to protesters had been “manipulated.” Despite social media reports and rumors to the contrary, Ace Hardware says that its stores have not stopped selling supplies to people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protests in North Dakota have been ongoing for months.
  • Breaking: ND Governor Makes Emergency Declaration, Issues Mandatory Evacuation (Trunc)

    11/29/2016 6:48:34 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 58 replies
    thedailysheeple.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Claire Bernish
    Perhaps significantly advancing the time frame designated in the Army Corps of Engineers’ notice several Standing Rock Camps would face some form of eviction on December 5, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple opportuned an incoming winter storm to issue a mandatory emergency evacuation order — for all encampments north of the Cannonball River. Although the evacuation appears not be one of force, it is obligatory — all water protectors camping in Army Corps-managed land have been ordered by Dalrymple to take all possessions and vacate the area. “These persons are ordered to leave the evacuation area immediately, and are further...
  • Tulsi Gabbard to Join Veterans at Standing Rock to Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/28/2016 8:02:49 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Observer ^ | 11/28/16 | By Michael Sainato and Chelsea Skojec
    The veterans will be joined by Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic representative from Hawaii, who has developed a positive reputation among Republicans and Democrats alike. "Next weekend, the congresswoman will be joining thousands of veterans from across the country to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota who are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through their tribal lands, with grave concerns about the contamination of their major water source,” Gabbard’s Press Secretary Emily Latimer confirmed in an email to the Observer.
  • Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival

    11/28/2016 3:38:26 PM PST · by southern rock · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/16 | Valerie Richardson
    Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies. “Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief time there that I believe many others have started to speak up about as well. White people colonizing the camps,” said Alicia Smith on Facebook. “They are coming in, taking food, clothing etc and occupying space without any desire to participate in camp maintenance and without respect of tribal protocols,” she...
  • Native Americans: Help Make America Great Again

    11/28/2016 5:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28 | Katie Kiefer
    Native Americans protesting the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline: quit throwing rocks at police; stop setting cars ablaze; discard your “Children Don’t Drink Oil” signs—and join your fellow brothers and sisters in making America great again. “We don’t have weapons. … We are looking out for … the children who are not even born yet,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault II said to defend his 10,000-member tribe’s use of violence, aggression and disorderly conduct to protest the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. No weapons? “A line of sheriff’s officers retreated in the face...
  • There is an Arrest Warrant Out for Jill Stein

    11/26/2016 10:04:55 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | 09-09-16 | John Nichols
    Third-party presidential candidates have participated in acts of civil disobedience, risked arrest, been arrested and been jailed with some frequency over the past 150 years. So the fact that Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein faces misdemeanor criminal charges in North Dakota stemming from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is hardly unprecedented. But it is politically significant. https://www.thenation.com/article/there-is-an-arrest-warrant-out-for-jill-stein/
  • Army Corps to close protest camp near Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/26/2016 6:03:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Sexton
    The public land where hundreds of protesters have been camping out as they protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be closed on December 5th. That announcement was made in a letter sent by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Friday. The Associated Press reports: The letter, provided by the tribe, says: “To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands.” It says anyone on land north of the river after Dec. 5 will be trespassing and...
  • Louisiana sheriff shares testimony from North Dakota experience (differs from media myths)

    11/26/2016 9:29:42 AM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    THV11 ^ | 11/2/16 | WWLTV staff
    Before traveling, Sheriff Champagne admitted he had the wrong impression about the pipeline based on what he called sensational news reports that the pipeline was to run directly through the Standing Rock Reservation and disturb ancient burial grounds. "I quickly learned and saw for myself that this was untrue." Upon his return to Louisiana, Sheriff Champagne shared his North Dakota experience in a lengthy post to his Facebook page. The full post has also been transcribed below.
  • North Dakota officials: Protesters should leave federal land

    11/26/2016 9:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2016 12:23 PM EST
    North Dakota officials are encouraging hundreds of Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters to respect a directive to leave a sprawling, months-old encampment on federal land. According to Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent him a letter Friday that said all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access Dec. 5 for “safety concerns,” including the oncoming winter and the increasingly contentious clashes between protesters and police. The Oceti Sakowin camp is on Corps land in southern North Dakota and is where the vast majority of the several...
  • What Dakota Access Pipeline protesters aren't telling you

    11/25/2016 10:38:49 AM PST · by sit-rep · 42 replies
    WDAZ 8 ^ | 11-15-2016 | Shawn McCoy
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists. Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.
  • Activist: Dakota Access Pipeline Caused By ‘White Supremacy’ – Would Be Like ‘Building A Pipeline’…

    11/24/2016 1:23:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 23, 2016 | 2:05 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A director at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C. said on Tuesday that white privilege and white supremacy led to the Energy Transfer oil pipeline project that includes land in North Dakota, and compared it to building a pipeline under Arlington Cemetery and across the Potomac River. […] Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ New Internationalism Project, first quoted David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux, who has said the pipeline would harm burial grounds and threaten the water of Lake Oahe, the location of a Sioux ancestral site. […] “The equivalent, we might think,...
  • Presidential Miscues On The Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/23/2016 2:51:44 AM PST · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/22/2016 5:06 PM ET | RICHARD A. EPSTEIN
    Right now a major energy and environmental fiasco is playing out over the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This 1172-mile pipeline, when completed, will move 470,000 barrels of oil per day from the production fields in the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota to refineries and terminals located in Patoka, Ill. Originally, the case was a legal dispute... ...the case should have been over... ...Two major interconnected issues have surfaced. The first is that the SRST and its allies have sought to turn the entire dispute into a re-examination of the entire history of the troubled...
  • Dakota Pipeline: Protesters Soaked With Water in Freezing Temperatures

    11/21/2016 12:11:52 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 21 November 2016 | Tim Stelloh, Molly Roecker and Chiara Sottile
    Tear gas, freezing cold water and rubber bullets were used to disperse a crowd of 400 protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline in clashes late Sunday and early Monday that left more than 150 activists and one law enforcement officer injured.
  • N Dakota Pipeline Protestors being Water-Cannoned and Gassed - LIVE

    11/20/2016 8:20:38 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/2016 | Kevin Gilbert
    Protestors on the bridge on "1806" being cleared by police. LIVE FEED RT running the live feed, as well.
  • Rising from the ashes . . . the Keystone XL pipeline?

    11/16/2016 10:50:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The simple stroke of a pen is all that's needed. Remember how the Obama Administration slow-walked its so-called review of the Keystone XL pipeline? How it languished in the State Department for seven years while first Hillary and then John Kerry pretended to weigh the pros and cons of the project, only to have Obama formally reject it - which everyone knew all along he would do? The whole thing, of course, was a complete joke. The Obama Administration had no serious rationale for denying the project, but Obama’s supporters in the environmental extremist set would have gone apoplectic if...
  • Students Take to Downtown Mpls. Streets to Protest Trump, Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/11/2016 4:30:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/11/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Students took their anger to the streets as they marched through downtown Minneapolis. Students from various Minneapolis Public Schools organized a walkout Friday afternoon and marched through streets downtown after meeting at U.S. Bank Stadium. The protests appear to be against both president-elect Donald Trump and the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Some students are seen carrying signs that say "Not My Pres" and "No Trump," and others say "I can't drink oil" and "Water is life."
  • 2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support of Standing Rock Water Protectors (Dakota Pipeline)

    11/04/2016 3:55:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | 11/3/2016 | Lance Schuttler
    Earier today it was reported by Redhawk at Standing Rock in North Dakota that two police officers have turned in their badges in support of the water protectors. L "There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them that they are welcome to put their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up." -Redhawk With...
  • North Dakota pipeline protesters’ drone shot after buzzing police helicopter

    10/23/2016 1:06:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Police officers shot at a drone operated by activists during Sunday’s North Dakota pipeline protest after the aircraft flew near a police helicopter, leaving passengers “in fear of their lives.” The drone “flew at a helicopter in a threatening manner” above a protest at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site, prompting officers to fire “less-than-lethal” ammunition at the drone, which then was landed by its operator, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. “A sheriff on board the helicopter reported to law enforcement on the ground that the helicopter pilot and passengers were ‘in fear of their lives,’ and that...
  • Warming Russia-Turkey relations send a chill through Ukraine

    10/12/2016 1:33:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 99 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 11, 2016 | By Fred Weir
    Moscow — Leaders of Turkey and Russia signed a long-delayed deal Monday to build the TurkStream gas pipeline under the Black Sea to deliver Russian gas to Europe's doorstep within three years. The rapid warming trend in Russo-Turkish relations holds deep implications for Syria's immediate crisis, which dominated the talks and the subsequent headlines, but the fallout from that pipeline deal is a potentially crushing blow to struggling pro-Western Ukraine and may be rearranging strategic realities around the region for many years to come. Analysts say that if TurkStream goes ahead it will enable Moscow to cut its former main...
  • Clinton had different public and private stances on Keystone, leaked emails show

    10/10/2016 3:18:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton campaign debated whether to come out against the Keystone XL pipeline in August 2015 as a way to turn attention away from her secret email server and the bad press she was generating, according to messages hacked from her campaign chairman’s account and released Monday by WikiLeaks. ... The campaign’s willingness to use Keystone to shift attention from Mrs. Clinton’s troubles over her secret email server is a signal of just how troublesome those emails were.
  • Pipeline Outage Could Lead To Another Gasoline Price Spike

    10/05/2016 4:10:33 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-05-2016 | Southeast seasoning
    Gasoline prices in the U.S. Southeast spiked in September after a major gasoline pipeline suffered a leak and was forced to temporarily shut down. The Southeast may see gasoline prices rise again because the problems with the pipeline are not over. The Colonial Pipeline is a 2.5 million barrel per day system that carries refined products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and heating oil. It consists of a massive 5,500 miles of pipeline, traveling from the Gulf Coast up to the mid-Atlantic. Fuels refined along the Gulf Coast can reach as far as New York Harbor.
  • Company Restarts Gasoline Pipeline After Leak in Alabama

    09/23/2016 9:11:38 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 25 replies
    Kiii TV ^ | September 23, 2016 | Video report
    Colonial pipeline is investigating what caused a pipeline to leak nearly 336,000 gallons of gasoline into a man-made retention pond. That leak was discovered back on September 9th near Helena, Alabama after state workers noticed a strong smell of gas. The shutdown pipeline caused rising fuel prices amid gas shortages across the South. Investigators say the broke portion, built in 1963, has since been repaired. A preliminary report does not identify the cause of the break as the federal investigation continues.
  • Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline fully open

    10/20/2013 9:12:38 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 10/21/2013 | AFP
    A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational, state-run Chinese media said on Monday. BEIJING: A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational, state-run Chinese media said on Monday. The project, stretching more than 2,500 kilometres from western Myanmar to southwest China, will help the world's second-largest economy feed its growing energy needs. It comes as close political ties between the two nations have weakened, after Myanmar's quasi-civilian regime took office in 2011 and brought in sweeping reforms that have led to the scrapping of most Western sanctions....
  • Obama Administration’s Lawless Decision Delays a Much-needed Infrastructure project

    09/18/2016 7:40:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    Seemingly every day some politician or another, usually from the left of the political spectrum, calls for more infrastructure investment. In North Dakota there is a $3.7 billion infrastructure project under construction. This project received all the necessary federal permits and is 60% complete. But now the Obama administration, bowing to radical left wing protestors, has thrown the project into doubt with its unprecedented decision last Friday to halt construction on one section of the project. Apparently infrastructure investment is not the priority we were led to believe. The project in question is known as the Dakota Access Pipeline. It...