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With Air of Caution, Water Protectors Celebrate Victory Over 'Big Black Snake'


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With Air of Caution, Water Protectors Celebrate Victory Over 'Big Black Snake'

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The Obama administration's rejection of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being widely hailed as a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux and Indigenous people throughout North America, as well as a testament to the power of people, who united to overcome "one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the world."

But the fight is clearly not over.


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Why the insurmountable reality that water is life is not taken seriously, is beyond my comprehension.


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The battle is over, but the wars go on. And, that's what this is about . The PTB will be back and girding your loins won't be nearly enough. Not even close, actually.


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ETP: " Nothing this Administration has done today changes ( finishing the Dapl ) that in any way) ."

Have you ever heard anything more arrogant!

Translation: ETP does not care about this permit denial; it does not care about polluting the water of the Lakota Sioux and many others; permit or no permit, ETP will not permit the Lakota Sioux denying us our $3.8 billion Black Snake!


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The declaration by Energy Transfer Partners that they have no intention of re-routing their pipeline epitomizes the degree to which corporations believe they control the world. These kind of obnoxious statements of intent are what will ultimately bring the system down. ENOUGH!


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Now would be the time to go back to the street demonstrations and pressuring the banks involved in financing Big Energy's X-mas gift list, etc.


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I'll just loosen my gird then. The pipeline is not going away.


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It is beyond comprehension to most sane people, but these DAPL people are so insane with greed, that they cannot comprehend why anyone would think water is more important than oil!


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Because they know "this administration" is going away, to be replaced by an administration fully invested in the pipeline.


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Yet again Obama waits until the last possible moment to take even timid steps to appear "progressive", knowing the Trump regime will reverse any action he takes - the Great Progressive Fraud continues his betrayals of progressive issues and Mother Earth. Obama's MO was the same for the keystone XL pipeline - stall and stall while another pipeline was quietly constructed.
Obama's collusion with big-oil has been clear; his SOS Clinton sold fracking to the world and Obama himself is invested in the fossil-fuel industry.

With DINO sell-outs like Obama, who needs R'Cons?!


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BINGO! Yes, no doubt about it. Trump has large investments in the DAPL.


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Someone goofed and investor lawsuits will follow. 1,172 mile pipeline built with arrogant assumption, it would be approved.


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Trump has a blatant conflict of interest on this issue. When he pushes to have the pipeline completed, will the MSM call him on it? Will Congress? Maybe it will at least lead to even more lawsuits and tie the Black Snake up in litigation for years. One can only hope...


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This is simple.
Just use Star Trek Technology to beam the oil across the gap, bypassing the reservoir entirely.

Their arrogance astounds me.

I hope the protesters do not break camp, because as soon as they do, construction will resume. ETP has basically said that they will build it with out without permission.


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It would behoove us to suspend the enthusiasm

I see that as an insidious tactic used to disperse the protesters. In January there will be a new administration installed. Trump has already expressed his support of the pipeline and as "Commander in Chief" he has control over the military organization Corps of Engineers.

There will be a reversal of that decision and construction will proceed after the loss of only 2 months of inherently inefficient winter construction. - Much cheaper than rerouting the pipeline.


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"Not granting permission for the easement required for an oil pipeline under Lake Oahe, pipeline company ETP partners issued a statement denouncing the Corps' decision and vowing to complete the pipeline "without any additional rerouting." ETP and Sunoco partners are, "fully committed to ensuring this project is brought to completion without additional rerouting 'IN' nor 'around' Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way," the statement read.

TRANSLATION: Sunoco, ETP, various construction company managers and crew and North Dakota State Capital representatives, know the route "in Lake Oahe" inevitably will at any time pollute those waters but don't care! ANY alternative route is safer, yet their question is: Why not poison Native American tribal people? Seattle still poisons the Duwamish. Move 'em outta there like Love Canal, who cares?


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Of course the construction will proceed, once the protesters have been bamboozled into leaving


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Sunoco, ETP, construction company managers and crew plus certain North Dakota State Capital representatives, know the route "in Lake Oahe" inevitably can and will pollute those waters but don't care.
ANY alternative route is safer, yet their question is: Why not poison Native American tribal people?
Seattle still poisons the Duwamish. Move 'em outta there like Love Canal, who cares?

Fouling Lake Oahe, fouls the Missouri downstream. Hey Missouri Trumpites!
Here's your wake up call. Trump WANTS to poison your drinking water.


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Today We Launch the Injustice Boycott in Standing Rock, San Francisco, and New York City


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What we have been doing here in Northern Vermont. At today's well attended rally, march, ceremony and CD a Standing Rock Sioux representative said that what we are creating is a new America.