Thursday, March 30, 2017

Oil begins to fill Dakota Access Pipeline

On Monday, the developers for the Dakota Access Pipeline announced that they had filled the controversial pipeline with oil, readying it to begin operating sooner rather than later.

No start date has officially been announced, but the pipeline is reportedly three months behind schedule thanks to the efforts of Water Protectors who occupied an incomplete portion of the pipeline for ten months.

Protests began in mid-2016 and ending when President Trump signed an executive order giving the pipeline and similarly controversial Keystone XL Pipeline the go-ahead. At its peak, millions were watching closely as police forcibly intervened in the protests and saw as a handful of water protectors were exposed to hypothermia from freezing water hoses, attacked with smoke bombs, and were beaten and arrested en masse by local police...

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