First off, I admit I was taken in by the news yesterday that the Dakota Pipeline has been halted. Perhaps we all should’ve waited to see the details. Less than 3% of the pipeline will be halted due to concerns by the Army Corps of Engineers, and even that is only if the corporation VOLUNTARILY chooses to pause construction. The statement says there will then be discussions with Tribal leaders about how to proceed. However, many think this is just a way of punting the ball past the upcoming election. Furthermore, this clearly means the pipeline IS being built since 97% of it will continue as planned. Not to mention both Hillary and Trump heavily support ANY AND ALL drilling, pipelines, and decimation of the earth.
On a separate note – Amy Goodman from Democracy Now has been charged with trespassing for her excellent coverage of the dog attacks perpetrated against protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline. This goes down a dangerous path of arrested journalists for their coverage of criminal acts against peaceful protesters. If you want to watch the Redacted Tonight segment on this story, GO HERE.
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