Water is Life

gopher
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#541
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Special thanks go out to the 4,000 U.S. Veterans who stood up and showed up to be a shield for these brave people.

Obama Administration Halts Pipeline





Bravo!
 
EagleSmack
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#542
Because the Native Americans and SJWs couldn't defend themselves?

They just showed up this weekend.
 
gopher
#543
POLITICS A Pipeline Just Spilled 176,000 Gallons Of Oil Near Standing Rock



A Pipeline Just Spilled 176,000 Gallons Of Oil Near Standing Rock (external - login to view)




A major pipeline spill has just occurred in North Dakota, where a rupture in the Belle Fourche Pipeline leaked 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a creek just 150 miles from the Standing Rock Sioux protest camp.

The leak is believed to have been caused by a slough of earth on a nearby hillside. It’s “unclear” why electronic monitoring equipment failed to alert the True Cos. oil company to the spill, which has traveled six miles down the Ash Coulee creek and has “fouled an unknown amount of private and U.S. Forest Service land along the waterway.”

Cleanup crews have recovered 37,000 gallons so far, but much of it remains trapped under the frozen river.

Oil spills have been a frequent occurrence in North Dakota, where True Cos. operates three pipelines. In the last ten years, 320,000 gallons of oil have leaked out, the vast majority of which was “never recovered.” The incident highlights just why the Standing Rock Sioux protesters were fighting so determinedly against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, which would have not only desecrated sacred Sioux lands but also would have put local water sources in great danger from chemical contamination and spills.

While the Energy Transfer Partners have promised that sophisticated monitoring equipment would prevent spills, the failure of the devices on the Belle Fourche pipeline tell a very different story.

The Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement to Energy Transfer Partners last week, marking a huge victory for the protesters who had stood strong against horrifying violence from police and private security forces. This terrible oil spill confirms that the fears of the protesters were well-founded and is a symbol of what little care fossil fuel corporations show for the natural environment.






Ugh!
 
tay
#544
The National Guard has deployed missile launchers to a "critical" Dakota Access Pipeline site, while the pipeline's parent company seeks to quash an environmental review of the project—two developments that hint at the possibility of renewed tensions between DAPL's opponents and state authorities.

Reports emerged Tuesday that the National Guard had sent two surface-to-air missile launchers to a "critical work site" for the controversial pipeline, which water protectors said appeared to be guarding a drill pad. National Guard spokesman William Prokopyk told (external - login to view)the Daily Beast the missiles were not armed and had no authorization to be, with the Morton County Sheriff's Department adding in a Facebook statement that they were "strictly for observation of ungoverned encampments to help protect private property and maintain public safety."

Still, the presence of military weapons is likely to increase tensions between authorities and the Standing Rock Sioux, who have camped out at the North Dakota construction sites for months to prevent the pipeline from being completed. At least three people were arrested and tear-gassed earlier this week during a prayer walk at the proposed Missouri River drill site near Cannon Ball.
Law enforcement and private security teams have been lambasted for their violent crackdowns on the peaceful protesters, including using attack dogs and impact munitions.

The Beast's David Axe noted:


DAPL Tensions Heat Up as National Guard Deploys 'Observational' Missile Launchers | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community (external - login to view)


 
EagleSmack
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#545
Hilarious!
 
tay
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#546
North Dakota police have arrested 76 people at Standing Rock one day after federal officials suggested that the government could soon approve the final stage of construction (external - login to view) of the Dakota Access pipeline.

The arrests occurred after a group of activists, who call themselves water protectors, established a new camp near the pipeline construction.

Rob Keller, spokesman for the Morton County sheriff’s office, told the Guardian Wednesday night that it was too soon to say what charges were being filed. In a statement, he claimed that a “rogue group of protesters” had trespassed on private property.

“A lot of water protectors really felt that we needed to make some sort of stand as far as treaty rights,” said Linda Black Elk, a member of the Catawba Nation. “We basically started to see police mobilizing from all directions. Someone came along and told us we had about 15 minutes before the camp would get raided.”

Black Elk, who works with the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council, said there were initially hundreds of activists at the new camp but that those who did not want to be taken into custody ultimately decided to retreat.


“There were a lot of people who felt like the prospect of treaty rights was something worth getting arrested over,” she said.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...corps-easement (external - login to view)



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EagleSmack
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#549
Dumbazz protesters burning their own camps.

LMAO!

Standing Rock protesters in North Dakota set fire to protest camp before abandoning site - CBS News (external - login to view)

Get them out of there. LOLz

Protect Water! Burn Tires!






LOSERS!

 
Cannuck
#550
They sure do make you salty.

Psst....Nobody else cares about them anymore.
 
EagleSmack
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#551
Oh look... So in tune with the Earth!



LOSERS!
 
Mowich
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#552
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Oh look... So in tune with the Earth!



LOSERS!

Losers for sure, but mainly they have shown themselves to be nothing more than hypocrites, Eagle. All that sh*t about protecting the water and the land and it's 'cultural significance' didn't stop them from completely desecrating that which they so stridently claimed they were saving. Now the state has to spend millions of dollars cleaning up what these pathetic, ignorant, assh*les left behind.
 
EagleSmack
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#553
Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

Losers for sure, but mainly they have shown themselves to be nothing more than hypocrites, Eagle. All that sh*t about protecting the water and the land and it's 'cultural significance' didn't stop them from completely desecrating that which they so stridently claimed they were saving. Now the state has to spend millions of dollars cleaning up what these pathetic, ignorant, assh*les left behind.

No kidding. The place is a toxic dump now. Their "sacred land"... what a joke. They left the place covered in trash and filth. Cesspits full of human sh*t.



PIGS!
 
tay
#554
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

No kidding. The place is a toxic dump now. Their "sacred land"... what a joke. They left the place covered in trash and filth. Cesspits full of human sh*t.

PIGS!

But it wouldn't be like this if the capitalist whiten man hadn't of invaded their land and forced them to try and fight back.......


 
EagleSmack
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#555
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

But it wouldn't be like this if the capitalist whiten man hadn't of invaded their land and forced them to try and fight back.......

They can't clean up after themselves because of white men.



Bunch of pigs.

psst... it's not their land
 
petros
#556
They should be glad Chinese didn't get here first. There wouldn't be any Injuns.
 
spaminator
#558
Tap water ’very, very pink’ has residents in Alberta town in a tizzy
The Canadian Press
First posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 05:22 PM EST | Updated: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 05:27 PM EST
Residents in a small town northwest of Edmonton say bright pink water coming out of their taps was a bit of a shock.
Vicki Veldhuyzen Van Zanten of Onoway says she got a call from a neighbour asking if her water was pink.
It wasn’t, but a short time later her daughter called her from the bathroom to see purple water coming out of the taps.
It later turned a bright pink, and Veldhuyzen Van Zanten says she posted on a town Facebook page and found hundreds of others were experiencing the same thing.
Onoway Mayor Dale Krasnow posted a message Tuesday on the website saying the public is safe and was not at any risk.
He says the town was doing its weekly wash of filters at the water treatment plant using potassium permanganate, which turns water pink when used in large quantities.
Krasnow says it appears a valve may have stuck, allowing the compound to get into the sump reservoir and then into the town’s water distribution system.
The town has drained its water reservoir and is flushing the distribution system, he said Tuesday.
“Could the town have done a better job of communicating what was going on yesterday to our community? Absolutely, without a doubt,” Krasnow said in the post.
“And we do apologize for that. This is a situation we can certainly learn from and develop a strategy for better response and communication should we ever face the same or similar situation in the future.”
He said Alberta Environment officials were coming to the town to review its system to try to determine what happened and what needs to be corrected.
Veldhuyzen Van Zanten said she wouldn’t drink the water, even if officials say it is safe. She said the water is clear coming out of her cold water taps, but not the hot water taps.
“It was weird. I just didn’t use it, I had leftovers, I put what we had in the microwave, I didn’t need water to make supper. But I’m sure other people had issues.”
Onoway is about 70 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
Pink-coloured water flows from a faucet in a handout photo. Residents in a small town northwest of Edmonton say bright pink water coming out of their taps was a bit of a shock.

Tap water ’very, very pink’ has residents in Alberta town in a tizzy
 
EagleSmack
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#559
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

A federal judge has issued a temporary halt to SOME construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota that Native American tribes have been protesting. Some of those protests turned violent over the weekend. Lawrence reports what he learned at the reservation.

Lawrence Visits Standing Rock | MSNBC (external - login to view)

 
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