This protest started in April.
The Sioux protest going on won't be on the news. America and Israel PR won't report true matters that take place when they undermine the government. Officials are arresting Native Americans who are peacefully protesting on their own land, for their own land, every day since April.
Remember, the oil would eventually be transported down the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi River. All states that rely on these 2 rivers, should there be a oil spill, would have drinking water, irrigation, fishing, commercial, and recreation... all would have this water contaminated.
You see, construction halted after more than 1,000 people swarmed to protest the Dakota Access pipeline threatens the Missouri River. This pipeline is planned to run underground where Sioux ancestors have been traditionally buried on their sacred, native land. The $3.8 billion pipeline at the heart of the protest would carry about half a million barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken oil field to Illinois. There it would link with other pipelines to transport the oil to Gulf Coast refineries and terminals. Remember, after it the oil would eventually be transported down the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi River. All states on these 2 rivers, would have drinking water, irrigation, fishing, commercial, and recreational... all would have this water irreversibly contaminated.
So, what the government and big oil don't want us to know is that this oil transport would run straight down the center of our country to the Gulf of Mexico. Still sound safe ? Something people would agree to, upon gaining knowledge of it and the situation at hand ?
Protesters from dozens of tribes across the country are now camping in tents, tepees and mobile homes at the Sacred Stone Camp, a mile and a half from the construction site.
The Standing Rock tribe, one of the poorest communities in the nation, relies on the Missouri River for drinking water, irrigation, fishing and recreation, and for cultural and religious practices. The reservation covers about 3,600 square miles along the river.
Ranchers are challenging the project elsewhere along its 1,168-mile path. On August 9th, lawyers representing 14 Iowa landowners filed a motion to halt construction of the pipeline across their property. The suit challenged Dakota Access's use of the Bush Administration's passed measure of "Eminent Domain" to seize land for what it says is private use.
There is definitely Hope growing. Knowing all of this, as more Americans learn about the imposing threat, Hope rises. Over the past year, protests against fossil fuel infrastucture projects nationwide have increased, In fact, just under 300 projects have been rejected or cancelled. The most prominent among them was the Keystone XL pipeline.
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