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"President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.....

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trumps-stock-oil-pipeline-company-raises-concern/

 

I read this in a London newspaper yesterday.  The pipeline requires government funds to continue.  Trump owns up to $250,000 in Phillips 66 which has a 25% interest in Dakota.  Ya think they will get those funds?

I recall hearing Trump say in an interview aboard his jet that he has never played the stock market.

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2,000 Veterans Just Arrived At Standing Rock To Form “Human Shield” Around Protesters-

 

"The police have been openly violating human rights with their intimidation tactics, setting attack dogs on protesters, sexually humiliating protesters with strip-searches and cavity exams, and arresting hundreds on trumped up charges. After that failed to break the spirit of the protesters, the police escalated the violence last week when they deployed tear gas, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets into the crowds of resisters.,,,,

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/12/01/2000-veterans-arrive-standing-rock-form-human-shield-around-protesters-photosvideo/

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Activists Around the World Take #NoDAPL Fight to the Banks-

 

"Activists in Tokyo, Seattle, San Francisco and Minneapolis marched, demonstrated and demanded that banks divest from the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in simultaneous actions Thursday.

“These catastrophic projects can’t continue, and as citizens of Planet Earth, we can’t allow banks to use our money to fund them,” said Barb Drake, an organizer of the Seattle action, which saw over 100 people calling on Wells Fargo to divest from the project.

“These are not normal times, and this is not normal business,” Drake said. “We’re encouraging everyone to close their accounts at the funders of DAPL...

 

http://billmoyers.com/story/activists-around-the-world-take-nodapl-fight-to-the-banks/

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Standing Rock Demonstrators File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Police Violence-

 

"The lawsuit alleges that sheriff’s deputies and police officers used excessive force when they deployed impact munitions, like rubber bullets, as well as explosive tear gas grenades and water cannons against protesters. It argues that the tactics were retaliatory, punishing those involved for exercising free speech rights. It also argues that officers were inadequately trained to handle the situation,...

 

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/29/standing-rock-demonstrators-file-class-action-lawsuit-over-police-violence/

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Trump team says he supports construction of Dakota Access oil pipeline-

 

President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman’s investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline, according to an aide’s memo....

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-team-says-backs-disputed-dakota-access-oil-pipeline/

 

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Huffington Post just reported that the pipeline has been stopped, at least for now.  Score one for the good guys but I sure wish this had been done sooner.

 

"The Army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement necessary for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, marking a monumental victory for the Native American tribes and thousands of others who have flocked in recent months to protest the pipeline....

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/04/army-will-deny-easement-halting-work-on-dakota-access-pipeline/

 

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temporarily halted (not dead) for now,  to decide on a re-route.....so who knows??

:wacko:

 

& maybe knew that shooting rubber bullets & water cannons at all the veterans that showed up wouldn't make a very positive photo op for the media

:mellow:

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temporarily halted (not dead) for now,  to decide on a re-route.....so who knows??

:wacko:

 

& maybe knew that shooting rubber bullets & water cannons at all the veterans that showed up wouldn't make a very positive photo op for the media

:mellow:

 

I sure hope the Fed agencies responsible for the decisions don't allow protesters OR business lobbying to determine the route and which one provides the best balance between environmental safety and cost (leaning towards environmental safety). 

 

I still trying to find out more but it does appear the Feds messed up;  Either they approved the route without doing their homework (with regards to environmental safety),   OR they approved the route knowing the risk and didn't care UNTIL this became a media event.    

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Energy Transfer Partners issued a defiant statement to the government declaring their intention to continue the pipeline as planned...

 

"As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way."

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/12/05/pipeline-builders-just-announced-theyre-going-keep-drilling-standing-rock/

 

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"A major pipeline spill has just occurred in North Dakota, where a rupture in the Belle Fourche Pipeline leaked 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a creek just 150 miles from the Standing Rock Sioux protest camp. 

The leak is believed to have been caused by a slough of earth on a nearby hillside. It’s “unclear” why electronic monitoring equipment failed to alert the True Cos. oil company to the spill, which has traveled six miles down the Ash Coulee creek and has “fouled an unknown amount of private and U.S. Forest Service land along the waterway.”

 

While the Energy Transfer Partners have promised that sophisticated monitoring equipment would prevent spills, the failure of the devices on the Belle Fourche pipeline tell a very different story....

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/12/12/pipeline-just-spilled-176000-gallons-oil-near-standing-rock/

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Pipeline protesters set fires ahead of camp closing

CANNON BALL, N.D. –  The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp.

 

Some of the praying protesters said burning the structures — which appeared to include a yurt and a teepee — was part of the ceremony of leaving. As heavy rain turned to snow, some said they expected no trouble during the eviction, despite a heavy law enforcement presence.

 

Once the main camp is cleared of people, the cleanup of trash and debris that's being coordinated by the tribal, state and federal governments will continue. More than 1,000 tons of waste had been removed by contractors as of early Tuesday, though dozens of semi-permanent structures remained, according to Herr. Dozens of abandoned vehicles also remained, according to George Kuntz, vice president of the North Dakota Towing Association.

 

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They sure left an environmental mess behind for people supposedly caring about the environment.

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Pipeline protesters set fires ahead of camp closing

CANNON BALL, N.D. –  The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp.

 

Some of the praying protesters said burning the structures — which appeared to include a yurt and a teepee — was part of the ceremony of leaving. As heavy rain turned to snow, some said they expected no trouble during the eviction, despite a heavy law enforcement presence.

 

Once the main camp is cleared of people, the cleanup of trash and debris that's being coordinated by the tribal, state and federal governments will continue. More than 1,000 tons of waste had been removed by contractors as of early Tuesday, though dozens of semi-permanent structures remained, according to Herr. Dozens of abandoned vehicles also remained, according to George Kuntz, vice president of the North Dakota Towing Association.

 

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They sure left an environmental mess behind for people supposedly caring about the environment.

 

 

Maybe their prayers are not answered because God loves oil. ;)

 

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"Even before it is fully operational, and after months of demonstrations by Indigenous and environmental groups that warned of the same, the Dakota Access Pipeline has already suffered its first leak.

The April 6 leak, only uncovered this week by local South Dakota outlet Aberdeen News, saw 84 gallons of crude oil spilled at a South Dakota pump station, according to government regulators, The Guardian reported.....

 

Despite the mass demonstrations against the pipeline since early 2016, the Trump administration expedited the final stage of the pipeline’s construction when it came to power, dismissing former U.S. President Barack Obama’s denial of a key permit for the project toward the end of his presidency....

 

https://www.mintpressnews.com/dakota-access-pipeline-already-first-leak/227698/

 

<_<

 

 

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