Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water the New ‘Oil,’ Devastating All but the Rich (from @Truthdig)

Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water the New ‘Oil,’ Devastating All but the Rich (from @Truthdig): The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is heading a protest by Native Americans and their allies against the newly approved line. These opponents of the project say it could lead to contamination of the Missouri River and other devastating environmental impacts.
- 2016/08/17

1 comment:

Tim Nolan said...

Editor’s note: The federal government has approved a new pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), after seven years of protests stopped the Keystone XL oil pipeline from being built across a large part of the United States. The $3.8 billion DAPL project is designed to transport crude oil over 1,100 miles, starting in the Bakken/Three Forks area of North Dakota and traveling through South Dakota and Iowa into Illinois.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is leading a protest of Native Americans and their allies against the construction of DAPL, which could contaminate the Missouri River and lead to other devastating environmental impacts.

Opposition to DAPL has intensified since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its approval July 26. Over this past weekend, more than 15 people were arrested, including Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault.