The Dakota Access Pipeline will transport about 500,000 barrels of oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota along an almost 1,900 km long line that cuts through four US states to get to Gulf Coast refineries.
Energy Transfer Partners is building the pipeline, estimated to cost $3.8B. Their report with over 1,200 pages of analysis, details environmental and cultural impacts after meeting and consulting with 55 tribes 400 times in total.
The protests have been taking place for months now and have turned violent as local police are being demonized for carrying out their jobs to keep riots at bay.
Protestors have trespassed on private land, used sticks, rocks and flagpoles to hit security dogs. Police have found what they believe to be homemade explosive devices fashioned out of propane tanks and Molotov cocktails, and shots have been fired. There seems to be no end to the violence.
Watch as I show you how the protestors are behaving and take a look at the questionable claims being made by the Standing Rock tribe to justify this destructive behaviour.
The last I checked, 400 people had been arrested in the protests, but that hasn’t stopped the Obama Administration from stepping in and asking Energy Transfer Partners to voluntarily halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, all because disruptive eco-terrorists are acting out over a project that’s become their fake issue for the day.
It seems the real motive is money and as always, you have to follow the cash to get to the heart of the matter.