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Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Native Protesters Are Right — There Is No Written Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

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In the wake of hundreds of people protesting a couple weeks ago, Energy transfer Partners, the company attempting to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline, voluntarily stopped work at the building site just North of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

The number of protesters is now over 4000 as many tribes have united to protect the land and water from contamination.

KFYRTV reports, “The Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed that the company doesn’t have a written easement from the agency to build on Corps property. A corps spokesperson says that Energy transfer has filed the paperwork for the easement but it’s still under review.”

“That’s true they don’t have the easement that’s required to install the segment that’s across the Oahe project,” said Larry Janis, Army Corps Of Engineers.

Janis says there is no timetable on when the easement will be granted, but the agency has issued a permission that allows the easement to be written.

Not only is there no written easement for the company to do the proposed work, but also there is a  court case awaiting judgement to try to stop the construction that violates Native American treaties.

Unfortunately the U.S. government has a long history of ignoring these treaties.

At least mainstream media is finally unable to ignore the protesters that are fighting to protect the water and land for millions of Americans.

(Article by Jeremiah Jones)

 

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  2. That’s not surprising. Fossil fuel interests are in control in these red states. Whatever they want, they get. No questions asked; done deal. But people are waking up, thanks in part to these water protectors.

    But President Obama has stated many times that he can’t act alone. Lacking any support from the Republican controlled Congress, It will take overwhelming support from the American Public for him to take definitive executive action on Dakota Access. The DAPL opponent’s job now, is to turn the Army Corps “expeditious and timely resolution” into a peaceful slow walk. If they can stall this pipeline through this winter, anything can happen. Cushing, Oklahoma can’t find anywhere else to stockpile surplus oil. And all those earthquakes are striking closer to those storage terminals.

    More than 100,000 water and soil protectors, Native tribes, farmers, landowners and activists from Bold Nebraska, the Sierra Club, IL Climate Activists, Bold Iowa, 350.org and others, inspired President Obama to decide against approving Keystone XL. Half a dozen letters signed on by 100’s of thousands of Americans convinced the Justice Department and the White House to halt Dakota Access.

    This stand by the Native Tribe’s affiliated with the Sacred Stone Camp has struck a nerve with America’s environmental and progressive communities. Unlike fossil fuel proponents and their political panderers, these Native Americans have a sacred and spiritual connection to their land and water. They and most farm families cherish the blessings Americans have been given with fertile land and pure water.

    Common Sense American’s, including True Conservatives, must stand up in such numbers that the President can’t ignore his duty to protect our environment. Contact your candidates and especially the White House. Support Bold Nebraska, IL Climate Activists, 350 Kiswaukee, MN350, The Sierra Club, Resilience, Action Network.org, Bold Iowa, the Sacred Stone Camp and anyone else who believes in environmental common sense. And please register to vote on November 8th for Earth Protectors. Fossil fuel pandering politicians, cherish campaign contributions but could care less about American’s, their air, their soil, their precious drinking water, and their children’s and grandchildren’s future. This election is an important turning point in the fight to preserve humanity. If your candidates deny climate change or say they aren’t scientists and don’t know enough to make rational decisions about our climate and comprehensive energy reform, kick them to the curb. They’re too ignorant or corrupt to deserve your vote. I believe our Native American brothers and sisters can stop this pipeline.

  3. Good. Now all those mercs can be prosecuted for felony assault and trespassing.

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