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The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known under hashtags like NoDAPL, are a grassroots movement that began in the spring of 2016 in reaction to the proposed construction of Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline. The proposed pipeline would run from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota to southern Illinois, crossing beneath the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, as well as part of Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Except for the addition of land in Iowa, the route is almost identical to that of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which was vetoed by President Barack Obama.[1]


Full Back ground here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_Access_Pipeline_protest...

On the protest (including how to help their legal fund)
http://sacredstonecamp.org/faq/

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Op-Ed comparing response to Dakota Access Pipeline protest to the response to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

Aaron Bady wrote:
On Thursday, for example, the same day that seven of the Malheur militia members were found not guilty of nearly all charges related to the Oregon standoff, 141 protesters in North Dakota were arrested by a law enforcement officers from at least seven states, using military-grade, anti-riot technology.

Watching the events unfold one after the other revealed a glaring racial double standard. It also showed a profound difference in what is at stake in the two movements.

In Oregon, white ranchers — dressed as cowboys, armed to the teeth, claiming to be clothed in the Constitution — protested what they consider to be creeping government tyranny, in the form of federal control of western lands. Law enforcement let them come and go at will, and sought not to provoke them, giving them time and space to stage their “insurrection.” By contrast, the attempt to derail the Dakota Access Pipeline was met by a stunning show of force: dogs, helicopters, LRAD sound cannons, military vehicles and hundreds of police officers.

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Nor is it a coincidence that the contested Dakota Access Pipeline was moved downstream toward the reservation from its initial proposed location upstream of majority-white Bismarck, N.D. Protecting the Missouri River and the water supply of the capital of the state from potential oil leaks didn’t require a popular uprising because “public interest” has never not been defined in white terms.

But as important as the racial issues are, they may mask other aspects of the two movements. The Bundys’ campaign is farcical, a protest against an imaginary threat conducted in symbolic terms. The Standing Rock protest is concrete; it seeks to stop a real pipeline and a real environmental threat.
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Along with one of the many not often posted pieces on the real victims.

http://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2016/10/17/repercuss...

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Dakota access has been thoroughly – exhaustively – examined. On every applicable issue, it has been found compliant. It has played by the rules, and satisfied all legal demands made upon it. Its approval has been won, and earned. Continued delay will have deleterious consequence that extends far beyond just the immediate and obvious economic fallout. For these reasons, the Dakota Access Pipeline should be allowed to continue construction without further delay.

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Ryan Wheeler wrote:
Along with one of the many not often posted pieces on the real victims.

http://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2016/10/17/repercuss...

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Dakota access has been thoroughly – exhaustively – examined. On every applicable issue, it has been found compliant. It has played by the rules, and satisfied all legal demands made upon it. Its approval has been won, and earned. Continued delay will have deleterious consequence that extends far beyond just the immediate and obvious economic fallout. For these reasons, the Dakota Access Pipeline should be allowed to continue construction without further delay.



Whois realclearenergy.com (I made a mistake here and put .com instead of .org.) So erasing the rest of this- see below. The site appears to be a legitimate site operated by the real clear politics people.

(wrong stuff deleted).
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WTF!?! That's a site to donate to the defense?!?
 
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maxo-texas wrote:
Whois realclearenergy.com

That's not the domain he posted.
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maxo-texas wrote:

Come on... they aren't even TRYING to hide it and you quote it?

Why would they try to hide? It's no more biased than sacredstonecamp.org
 
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jmilum wrote:
maxo-texas wrote:
Whois realclearenergy.com

That's not the domain he posted.


Dang it. You are correct sir. i'm glad you caught it.

Okay so realclearenergy.org appears to be related to realclearpolitics.org

Domain Name: REALCLEARENERGY.ORG
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Registrant ID: CR65957264
Registrant Name: John McIntyre
Registrant Organization: RealClearPolitics, LLC
Registrant Street: 6160 N Cicero Ave
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I think realclearpolitics is pretty trustworthy so I'll give the article a closer look.
 
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The two articles have some conflicts.

One says the pipeline path was exhaustively examined while the other says the pipeline was fasttracked in july.

Given the arrest of the reporter and the use of dogs on the protesters, I'm not prone to trust the state or the company on this issue.

But I'm not closed on this issue yet. I'll have to research it some more. However, I tend to be anti-corporate so I'll stand by donating to the defense fund.
 
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Here's another link that may be of interest then:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/native-americans-condemn-t...

More laced with opinions about motives and stuff but, I believe, accurate none the less.
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