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Since we've discussed this a bit in other threads 

 

Here is a summary that I've "lifted" from Mother Jones

 

 

2/17/15

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the federal government body in charge of the nation's waterways, sends a letter to the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO), initiating the permitting process. In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106), the Corps is required to consult with the interested tribes on the pipeline's potential impact. THPO responds, requesting a full archeological investigation. THPO sends follow-up letters on February 25 and again on April 8, which allegedly go unreturned.
 
9/15/15
According to the Standing Rock Sioux's lawsuit, a second form letter from the USACE finally arrives on September 15, asking once more if the Tribal Chairman would like to consult on the pipeline project. Again, the THPO responds, underscoring concerns about "significant and unevaluated properties" on the site, and its exclusion from the National Historic Preservation Act evaluation process. The THPO concludes that "it has become clear that the Corps is attempting to circumvent the Section 106 process."
 
Dec. 2015
The Corps publishes an environmental assessment (EA), stating that "the Standing Rock THPO had indicated to DAPL that the Lake Oahu site avoided impacts to tribally significant sites." The Corps eventually receives critical letters on the assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Interior, and the American Council on Historical Preservation (ACHP). Other tribes whose ancestral lands are slated to be crossed by the pipeline voice their concerns, including the Osage Nation and Iowa Tribe THPO, who wrote to the ACHP: "We have not been consulted in an appropriate manner about the presence of traditional cultural properties, sites, or landscapes vital to our identity and spiritual well-being."
 
4/22/16
Despite registering major concerns in the Section 106 evaluation process and stated misgivings from the ACHP, the Corps concludes the investigation, finding that no historic properties are affected.
 
7/25/16
The Corps issues the final fast-track permit (Permit 12) needed to continue pipeline construction in the 200-odd sites across four states in question. Even though the pipeline is slated to pass underneath the Missouri River half a mile upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation boundary, the final environmental assessment concludes that there will be "no direct or indirect impacts."
 
8/04/16
The Standing Rock Sioux, represented by Earthjustice, file an injunction, suing the Army Corps of Engineers and asking the court to compel the Corps to withdraw Permit 12. Eleven days later, Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access LLC, sues the Standing Rock Sioux chairman and other tribal members for blocking construction.
 
8/22/16
Protesters help block the construction sites at Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The protests are led by the Standing Rock Sioux, who say their drinking water is immediately threatened by the pipeline. Tribal members from numerous tribes turn up in support. With protest numbers increasing to the thousands, Greg Wilz, division director of homeland security, orders the removal of state-owned water tanks and trailers that had been providing protest camps with drinking water. During a court hearing, pipeline officials claim the project is already 48 percent complete.
 
9/03/16
Dakota Access bulldozers plow a two-mile-long, 150-foot-wide path through what the Standing Rock Sioux say is a sacred tribal burial ground. The Sioux had contested the permits for that land in its lawsuit. "We're days away from getting a resolution on the legal issues, and they came in on a holiday weekend and destroyed the site," said Jan Hasselman, attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux. According to EcoWatch, the ancient site was discovered "only days before its destruction was awaiting review by the state historic preservation office."
 
Protests continue on the anniversary of the Whitestone massacre, a day in 1863 when the US Army killed more than 300 members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Video surfaces of private security attacking Native protesters with dogs and mace. At least 30 people were pepper-sprayed and six people, including a child, were bitten by dogs, according to tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear.
 
Builders of Dakota Access Pipeline brought in private security + rabid dogs. 6 were attacked. Horrifying. #NoDAPL pic.twitter.com/pTl60gsBLO
 
— Winnie Wong (@WaywardWinifred) September 4, 2016
9/06/16
US District Judge James Boasberg agrees to temporarily halt construction on a portion of the pipeline—too late to save the Standing Rock Sioux burial ground, but enough to stop the bulldozers ahead of a more final ruling, expected September 9, as to whether construction will be allowed to continue. With members of more than 100 tribes represented, the protest is considered by some to be one of the largest Native American protests ever.
 
This is like nothing I've seen before. Tipis, lodges, tents, campers, everywhere. A small city. #StandingRock pic.twitter.com/uACswYSExc
 
— Tim Fontaine (@anishinaboy) September 7, 2016
Media access to the big camp at Standing Rock limited today. In the meantime, here's a beautiful white horse. pic.twitter.com/LCBKoGr0zJ
 
— Tim Fontaine (@anishinaboy) September 8, 2016
9/07/16
Morton County, North Dakota, issues an arrest warrant for presidential candidate Jill Stein for her role in the protests, after a video of her spray-painting a Dakota Access bulldozer is posted online. The warrant charges her with two counts, one of criminal mischief and the other of criminal trespassing.
 
JillStein enjoying her civil rights–protest, graffiti, wrist-slap. Can't enjoy same in Russia or even be in politics pic.twitter.com/Rk37tlRvnH
 
— Paula Chertok (@PaulaChertok) September 7, 2016
9/08/16
Gov. Jack Dalrymple calls for the North Dakota National Guard to increase law enforcement efforts at the pipeline protest site, ahead of the court decision expected September 9.
 
9/09/16
District Judge James Boasberg denies the Standing Rock Sioux's injunction request, allowing for construction to continue.
 
BREAKING: Federal judge denies Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to stop work on 4-state Dakota Access pipeline.
 
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 9, 2016
In the wake of the decision, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issue a joint statement, acknowledging the district court's opinion but refusing to authorize construction in the Lake Oahe area, near the protests. The departments asks Energy Transfer Partners to voluntarily cease all construction within 20 miles of the region until it can be determined whether the construction is in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act.
 
10/09/16
A federal district appeals court again refuses to grant an injunction, this time dismissing the Standing Rock Sioux's request for a permanent stay on planned construction. The decision reaffirms Energy Transfer Partner's legal right to continue building.
 
10/10/16
The Departments of Justice, the Interior, and Army issue a second joint statement, again refusing to authorize construction permits and requesting that ETP cease construction voluntarily. ETP defies the departments, choosing to go ahead with construction anyways.
 
10/13/16
Bernie Sanders and four Senate Democrats issue a letter to President Barack Obama, calling on him to suspend construction permits and compel the Army Corps of Engineers to complete a full environmental impact statement for the entire pipeline proposal. Journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! announces she will turn herself over to North Dakota authorities to face a criminal trespassing charge brought against her for her role in reporting attacks on protesters. Documentary filmmaker and producer Deia Schlosberg is charged with felony conspiracy for her reporting on the protests. EcoWatch reports that the charges levied against her carry a maximum sentence of up to 45 years.

 

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I like a nice Codlin for eating fresh, and of course a Bramley for pies and such.

Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

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Riot police move in on N Dakota pipeline protesters

 

I don't know about Americans, but I doubt Europeans are the only ones fed up with corporations controlling governments and not the other way around.

 

Edit: Completely off topic, but kudos to the wallonians for poking the Eurocrat leeches in the eye with a stick.

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It seems a bit far fetched that a pipeline should 'threaten the water supply'. I'm going to go ahead and assume that they know how to build one that doesn't leak. 

 

There have been pipelines under the great lakes since 1950s. Those are the main open water reservoirs in the US. 

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It seems a bit far fetched that a pipeline should 'threaten the water supply'. I'm going to go ahead and assume that they know how to build one that doesn't leak. 
 
There have been pipelines under the great lakes since 1950s. Those are the main open water reservoirs in the US.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United_States_in_the_21st_century

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It seems a bit far fetched that a pipeline should 'threaten the water supply'. I'm going to go ahead and assume that they know how to build one that doesn't leak. 

 

There have been pipelines under the great lakes since 1950s. Those are the main open water reservoirs in the US.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United_States_in_the_21st_century

Yeah I wouldn't want that near my water.

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Its about time that police move in. :yes: I wonder if we'll get another awesome picture of the police point blank blasting someone in the grill with pepper spray. Like during those "occupations". :lol:

Why is it time for them to move in?

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Definitely. I haven't followed it closely but assume the protestors aren't just idiots flailing about over nothing. Certainly nothing worth all the big **** flexing by cops.

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Im sure its very important to them. I dont even care what this particular crusade is, Im just greatly annoyed that any schmuck in the country seemingly has the ability to grind anything to a halt, for years, because .

 

We need some agency whos sole purpose is to decide these matters in a streamlined, fair and final process. But of course just the creation of such an entity would screw that all up. :lol:

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The Cops are not doing a bang up job on the PR side that's pretty clear. Heavy handed tactics and so on. On the other hand there is an element of romanticism being tapped here that is not really relevant. This is not wounded knee. There is not necessarily a clear line from this to every injustice suffered by native Americans. 

Na na  na na  na na  ...

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That is all.

 

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Im sure its very important to them. I dont even care what this particular crusade is, Im just greatly annoyed that any schmuck in the country seemingly has the ability to grind anything to a halt, for years, because <reasons>.

 

We need some agency whos sole purpose is to decide these matters in a streamlined, fair and final process. But of course just the creation of such an entity would screw that all up. :lol:

Well if it was one schmuck then no chance of this, but when there are many we get this and rightly so.

 

Good luck getting any ultimate arbitration to be fair, everyone can be bought, right?

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