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    5 reasons why the North Dakota pipeline fight will continue in 2017 The Convers

    5 reasons why the North Dakota pipeline fight will continue in 2017
    The Conversation
    Kyle Powys Whyte, The Conversation
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    In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) denied an easement that would have permitted the company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to complete one of the final segments of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which seeks to connect the oil fields of North Dakota with terminals and refineries in Illinois.

    The denial of ACE’s easement is undoubtedly a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux.

    The tribe and its allies in the #NoDAPL movement opposed the pipeline over risks to water quality, the destruction of cultural heritage and the injustice of, once again, having to make sacrifices for the economic gains of others. David Archambault II, chair of the tribe, thanked those who had been gathering for months at the construction site, saying their “purpose had been served,” and that they may leave now.

    But as we start a new year, many people are convinced that the need for resistance has not ended even after the tribe’s monumental victory. The Sacred Stone camp, a Spirit Camp dedicated to stopping the pipeline, published the headline “DAPL Easement Suspended, but the Fight’s not Over.”

     

     

     

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  • pinduck (1109 posts)
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    1. I will continue to send support to the Water Protectors but with the entire

    political/economic establishment against them, I think it’s a long shot. I am hoping for the best.

    "Sometimes I feel like Fletcher Christian..."