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Judge denies Native American tribe’s request to stop oil flow in Dakota pipeline

Judge denies Native American tribe’s request to stop oil flow in Dakota pipeline

A US federal judge turned down a request by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to stop oil flow through part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The judge said the court ’acknowledges that the tribe is likely to suffer irreparable harm to its members’ religious exercise’, but such a move would be against the public interest. This follows months of demonstrations in a remote part of North Dakota by the tribe

ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

The Sioux are mad because the plan originally was going to build the pipeline in their territory and the DAPL company offered them a substantial amount of money as an offer to allow the construction. They refused, expecting a higher payout as a result. Instead DAPL plans were moved outside Sioux Territory, where they did not have to pay the tribe. Ever since the Sioux have been protesting the pipeline, despite their water being from 50 miles away and extensive research on the pipeline and how it is completely safe and has not polluted any water supply.

Haven Mallow
Haven Mallow 1 months

The actual quote form the article is that irreparable harm would occur to the members religious exercise, whis is still bad, just not the harm to their health that the synopsis implied.

Nachiket 1 months

Native American tribes continue to have their rights shat on for close to 400 years running.

Doug 1 months

Keep in mind that these are the same people who held a large protest for quite awhile which was attended by scores of environmentalists. These people turned the land into a disgusting garbage heap and did nothing to clean up the damage THEY caused. They care nothing about the land. Sort of like what happened when they demanded total control over a nearby reservoir.

michael 1 months

Must have been one of the trump judges that mcconnell rushed through instead of allowing votes on bipartisan bills. Republicans are actively trying to poison the world.

East 0 months

Maybe they should try Siouxing the government. I'm sure they won't get scalped. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I have no reservations about their chances.

Cheri Carter
Cheri Carter 1 months

This government has NEVER respected Native American Tribes and that can be traced back to when Colonization first started. This government took their land, imprisoned them, and finally stuck them on Reservations, which was land that no one wanted. They were given diseases by the settlers who came to America, and no one helped them. To this day, the government turns its back on Native Americans. So it is no surprise this Judge would rule against them. This government still has an attitude of it doesn't matter if what we do causes Native Americans irreparable harm, we are still going to do it.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 months

Yeah and this is exactly why judges matter. Sad that it took a breakdown in society for liberals to finally see that.

dodpfos 1 months

Acknowledges the damage but still rules against it for 'public interest'. Atleast have the courtesy to recognize this country is all Natives land and all rest of us are migrants here. BS private corporation financed immoral justice!

Amoneywilson 1 months

Rest of us need oil to get to the tribal land casinos to give money to the natives.

skrappjaw 0 months

No matter the reasons of protest. Or the fact that many environmentalists showed up and actually made a huge mess. People were sick, no proper place for sewage, clean water ect.... It's still not the govt land. It belongs to the natives. Civil Asset Forfeiture and Eminent Domain are unconstitutional and need abolished. Pay up, or get off the land.

oscar g
oscar g 1 months

Good let that crude flow

The Troy Prouty
The Troy Prouty 1 months

The definition is interesting.. not detailed. Would like fine print. Impact is huge. .. so it needs explained better

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