The tensions continue in North Dakota as the conflict over the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline moved into more dangerous territory. Native Americans, environmental activists and others have said the pipeline, which would carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois, threatens the local water supply and would also harm sacred Native American grounds.
Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, said that while protesters have been asked to “remain prayerful and peaceful,” it was “hard to resist reacting” given the dual pressures coming from Energy Transfer Partners and law enforcement. Charles Abourezk, Chief Justice of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, South Dakota recently posted an interesting factoid about Sunoco Logistics, the future operator of the oil pipeline, “spills more crude oil, more often than any of its competitors with more than 200 leaks since 2010.
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