Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

Feb 14, 2017, 00:45
Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

The activists, however, have other ideas.

The Sioux see the pipeline as a threat to its sacred land and water supply, and mobilized a coalition of environmentalists and Native American rights activists to protest its construction a year ago.

-The US Army Corps of Engineers granted permission to complete the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a major piece of infrastructure that had been embroiled in controversy and protests over the final remaining section which will run under a reservoir on the Missouri River.

"This is not about Republican or Democrat", he said.

On Tuesday morning, a post to the Facebook page for the Oceti Sakowin encampment south of the pipeline route told supporters of the protesters to submit public comments to the Army's environmental assessment page.

Vicki Granado declined to comment specifically on the remaining section of the pipeline and whether it was US -sourced.

Law enforcement allegedly used water cannons and even a grenade to break up the group, prompting rage from civil rights groups. This pipeline was unfairly rerouted across our treaty lands. A list shows events planned across the US and in Canada. Any leftover tents, teepees, sleeping bags, blankets, waste and other debris would be washed into the river during the spring snowmelt, creating an environmental hazard.

The Army has notified Congress that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the four-state project to move North Dakota oil to IL.

The developer of the stalled, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the project. The controversial pipeline could be transporting crude oil from North Dakota to IL within three months.

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"Before the Women's March and before thousands of people protested at airports, the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies were camping in the freezing cold to defend their rights", Grijalva said. "Americans have come together in support of the Tribe asking for a fair, balanced and lawful pipeline process". The company has insisted that the pipeline, nearly all of which is located on private land, is safe.

"We all have to walk a path like the one you see in front of us".

It was one of dozens of "last stand" rallies expected to be held across the country, from Hawaii to ME, according to event organizers and an online call to action. "Sacred Stone has called you back to stand again".

Demonstrators listen to a prayer song Wednesday outside the White House.

On January 24th, the Trump administration gave permission for the construction of DAPL with an executive order.

Construction on the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has officially resumed and is expected to be available for use in less than three months. But Mr Trump has now reversed that decision.

Archambault said the tribe has called for a national rally March 10 in Washington, D.C., to protest the decision.

Members of the tribe began protesting, arguing that the federal government had not adequately engaged local tribal leaders during the permitting process, as is legally required.