05 December 2016

Victory at Standing Rock

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided not to grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri river by the planned route.  The decision explicitly cited the risk to the nearby Standing Rock Sioux reservation's water supply.  Mock Paper Scissors has the story, with links.

If the decision stands, it's a much-deserved victory for the activists who have endured so much hardship and violence to stop this thing.  Photos here.

5 Comments:

Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

It is a victory. Let's see what the incoming Reichstag administration will do about it. I heard that Drumpf may overturn the victory.

05 December, 2016 16:53  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Yes, I hear Trump has investments involved and the CEO of the company building the pipeline donated to his campaign. He won't be sympathetic here. But he's not going to be omnipotent either, whatever he thinks.

06 December, 2016 02:11  
Anonymous Marc McKenzie said...

There was also another important event at Standing Rock:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/forgiveness-ceremony-unites-veterans-and-natives-at-standing-rock-casino_us_5845cdbbe4b055b31398b199

I admit that I've been severely down in the dumps since Election Day, but the news of Standing Rock--including this--have raised my spirits.

One more thing--President Obama has been the best friend to Native American tribes; his Administration has done many great things for them. I don't see anything like that coming from the upcoming Orange Turd Blossom Administration.

06 December, 2016 13:56  
Blogger Comrade Misfit said...

If Der Drumpfenfuhrer doesn't reverse the decision by January 23rd, I'll be pleasantly surprised.

06 December, 2016 17:16  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Marc: I heard about the veterans heading to Standing Rock to support the protest. A great act of solidarity.

Comrade: Well, we'll see. Trump seems rather prone to changing his mind whenever he talks to somebody. Nothing much would surprise me at this point.

06 December, 2016 19:11  

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