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Yes, this. And another one linked below.


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"President Obama weighed in on the Native American movement to block a disputed oil pipeline today as he hosted more than 500 Native American leaders for his eighth and final White House Tribal Nations Conference as president.

“I know many of you have come together, across tribes and across the country, to support the community at Standing Rock and together you’re making your voices heard,” the president said to applause.

“And in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect, we’ve made a lot of progress for Indian country over the past eight years, and this moment highlights why it’s so important that we re-double our efforts to make sure that every federal agency truly consults and listens, and works with you, sovereign-to-sovereign,” Obama continued.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued to block construction of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline earlier this summer, citing concerns over potential water contamination and destruction to what they deemed to be culturally sacred sites. The tribe also argued that they were never meaningfully consulted on the project before construction began.

While a judge in Washington denied the tribe's request for a temporary injunction, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior intervened with an unprecedented joint statement requesting "that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe."

Kelcy Warren, chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer, denied the tribe's claims, writing in an internal memo that "concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the local water supply are unfounded" and "multiple archaeological studies conducted with state historic preservation offices found no sacred items along the route."


(In response to this post by BarkingDogBuff)

Link: ABC News


Posted: 02/09/2019 at 10:08AM



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  What a strange post...... ** -- Ralphie Bruber 02/09/2019 11:09AM
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  Publicly ragging on a 16 year old kid -- IdaBuff 02/09/2019 6:44PM
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  Limited options at Standing Rock -- BarkingDogBuff 02/09/2019 08:46AM
  Yes, this. And another one linked below. -- Ralphie Bruber 02/09/2019 10:08AM
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