Tag: Dakota Access Pipeline
On the day that had been initially set as a deadline for shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline, a federal appeals court today issued an order that effectively allows oil to continue flowing for now.
Over the last two decades, Energy Transfer has racked up a long record of unlawful acts and legal violations.
This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.
DAPL was pressed into service after President Trump took office, after the new administration reversed actions by the outgoing Obama administration
“I’m here because they want to double the risk of a spill.”
The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.
"This is a huge victory not just for Greenpeace but for anyone and everyone who has ever stood up against powerful corporate interests."
“It is also a check on corporate efforts to silence dissent.”
"This really is not as much about the monetary amount as it is about awareness and influencing future behavior."
“Unfortunately, the companies and financiers behind DAPL presumed that compliance with national laws was sufficient for the project to move forward on Sioux territory rather than abiding by international human rights standards.”