The White House has confirmed that Obama has ordered for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the final easement permit to the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River in Cannon Ball.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
December 4, 2016
Cannon Ball, N. Dakota – On Sunday, the White House has confirmed that President Barack H. Obama has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the final easement permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which the easement denial certainly will kill the Black Snake before it crosses the Missouri River in Cannon Ball. Obama’s decision ensures that DAPL is dead stopped under his administration and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has won the battle to keep the fresh water Missouri River clean for 18M people along the river.
President-elect Trump’s administration will inherit the Standing Rock #NoDAPL issue in 2017. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies have succeeded in getting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the final easement to DAPL and for an environmental impact evaluation to be done, which will takes months to finish causing a financial burden to DAPL.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office, the N. Dakota governor, N.D. State Patrol, assisting law enforcement agencies from 9 states and the N. Dakota national guard will nowork be facing possible federal lawsuits for their illegal acts against Native Americans and allies during the #NoDAPL protests and peaceful prayer ceremonies.
The State of N. Dakota has spent more than $10M in protecting DAPL interests and allowed excessive use of force to be used by law enforcement agencies.
The #NoDAPL movements around the nation and in N. Dakota, which had received very little news coverage by the main stream medía have now killed DAPL, the Black Snake in Cannon Ball.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official press release
Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing
By U.S. Army,
December 4, 2016
Army POC: Moira Kelley
The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today.
Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing. Her office had announced on November 14, 2016 that it was delaying the decision on the easement to allow for discussions with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose reservation lies 0.5 miles south of the proposed crossing. Tribal officials have expressed repeated concerns over the risk that a pipeline rupture or spill could pose to its water supply and treaty rights.
“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”
Darcy said that the consideration of alternative routes would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement with full public input and analysis.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is an approximately 1,172 mile pipeline that would connect the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota to an existing crude oil terminal near Pakota, Illinois. The pipeline is 30 inches in diameter and is projected to transport approximately 470,000 barrels of oil per day, with a capacity as high as 570,000 barrels. The current proposed pipeline route would cross Lake Oahe, an Army Corps of Engineers project on the Missouri River.
Statement by the Oceti Sakowin Camp Headsmen Council in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers press release announcing to deny DAPL an easement to drill under the Missouri River:
“We are excited by the news that the easement is not going to be granted. We hope that in all future endevours the United States government will honor its words and provide meaningful consultation with tribal nations regarding ancestral home lands. Our hearts are heavy for those who sacrificed themselves and endured a great difficulty in order to protect the water and land for our future generations.”
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (SLP) respond to the statement from the Department of the Army. Both ETP and SLP confirmed that they are committed in finishing the pipeline, despite delays. http://bit.ly/2gZfySB
The Standing Rock Healer & Medic Council respond to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers statement about not granting final easement to DAPL http://bit.ly/2gwnVUT
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II now says, it’s “time to go home,” the DAPL pipeline has been stop and won’the go under the Missouri River (Lake Oahe) https://youtu.be/pe4aqRu5B_8
Editors note: From the beginning, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) decided to report the atrocities that the corrupt Morton County Sheriff’s Office, assisting law enforcement agencies from 9 states, the State of N. Dakota, the N. Dakota State Patrol and the N. Dakota national guard have committed against Native Americans and allies. HNNUSA will continue to report about events and news making incidents that other media outlets decide not too.