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Press release: WATER PROTECTORS DIG IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
Standing Rock Has No Confidence ETP Will Stop Drilling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Standing Rock Sioux
Water Protectors Dig In For the Long Haul
The Dakota Access Pipeline was denied the necessary permit to drill beneath the Missouri River by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACoE). The decision to deny the permit came from the Obama Administration. This represents an enormous victory for the communities of Standing Rock, and 18 million people living downstream of the proposed pipeline crossing.
According to the Army’s website, “Darcy [of the ACoE] said that the consideration of alternative routes would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with full public input and analysis.”
Unfortunately, the lights are still on, and the helicopters are still buzzing overhead. Until we can go to the drill pad and see they’ve left – this is not over.
Although we are deeply pleased with this victory, we know this is one battle in the larger movement against injustice from the oil-based energy sector that has a tendency to prioritize profit over ecological safety and social responsibility. Trump’s Justice Department is unlikely to prioritize any lawsuit or penalties levied against DAPL should they drill against ACoE orders.
Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said, “Today’s unfortunate decision sends a very chilling signal to others who want to build infrastructure in this country.”
We could not agree more, Congressman. It is sad that infrastructure developers cannot seem to operate with respect to First Nations by consulting them properly and the environment that belongs to everyone by conducting full EIS. The Water Protectors felt chilled on many nights by the elements, and especially by the fire hoses used on us on November 20th. We’re happy you’ve felt something of what we have had to face to protect our sovereign land.
Energy Transfer Partners stated yesterday that they “are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.”
ETP has a responsibility to their investors. We have a responsibility to protecting water for future generations.
We are not going anywhere.
~ #StillStanding at Standing Rock ~
UPDATE 1 – all of the articles below 🙂
There’s been a considerable expansion of stories in the media forecasting a collision between earth and the Planet Nibiru. This is of interest to those of us who track elite memes in order to track levels of concern in the general population.
Generally speaking the more fear there is, the more that sudden sociopolitical, economic and military events can rip apart the social fabric. A happy society – certainly a calm culture – is not apt to slide into sudden hysteria. But today’s societies are far from calm.
Partially because of the Internet and also because of elite provocations taking advantage of electronic communications, the world and the West are in a highly suggestible and jittery state. This certainly adds to the prospect of a sudden economic or military collapse.
Will one happen? Well, Russian and Western forces are increasingly facing off in and around Ukraine and Syria. And stock and bond markets are at levels that are hard to justify using any normal yardstick.
The addition of the “fake news” meme we’ve written about regularly now plus the meme put into play this summer, “populism versus globalism” are further adding to overall jumpiness – and serious distrust of normal, social institutions, especially the mainstream media.
Nibiru propaganda – for that is certainly what it is in some sense – buttresses and expands the current paranoia. It’s perfect disinformation in this regard.
More . . .
* * * Yo! Good People Looking Into Pizzagate . . . I suggest everyone check this out: we are in very dark times, and it is best to be aware!
ISIS declares ‘Bloody Friday’ on Trump’s inauguration day . . .and we know who funds ISIS!
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