Let's not forget where we were just a few days back; here is the video from Counterpunch of the Young Turks on the banning of drone surveillance and the absolute censorship of any press at Standing Rock who were pro-water protectors and the Tribes: (So you see, the U.S. really is just another "banana republic" if not worse)
Counterpunch - video
Standing Rock Drone Footage Looks Bad, So Government Bans It
|Check out the Veterans - just a couple of the thousands who showed up to protect the Protesters/Water Protectors ! courtesy Truthdig OUT OF SIGHT !! Too bad Adela couldn't have gotten these dudes to protect her......|
Scenes of Celebration At Standing Rock
by, Michael Nigro
#NoDAPL Live Blog: Protesters Victorious as Pipeline Rerouted
Democracy Now !
Dakota Access Pipeline
From The Hill:
[Note: Keeping in mind the author did not mention that the violence at Standing Rock was NOT instigated by the protesters/water protectors (they were attacked and we all know it, it has been documented) and the fact that Trump is financially involved , he has a vested interest in the Dakota Pipeline - that is not mentioned at all. Conflict of interest? Kind of like Casa Blanca? Ring a bell? Well finally Obummer did something but it took him for freakin ever and more information coming up from the Guardian and the Real News how Obama has supported international devastating coal development these past eight years. And Christy Tezak is giving Kelcy Warren blow jobs.]
"Five things to watch in Dakota Access pipeline fight
By Timothy Cama - 12/05/16 07:33 PM EST
The Obama administration halted construction on the Dakota Access oil pipeline Sunday, saying it would hold off on granting the final easement for the project while it conducts a thorough environmental review.
Both the developer (Kelcy Warren) and President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team have vowed to finish construction, while protesters say they could bring the conflict to court.
Here are five things to watch in the unfolding fight.
When Trump and his administration take office, approving Dakota Access probably won’t be as simple as signing a piece of paper.
The Army Corps of Engineers ordered an environmental impact statement for the project Sunday. Experts say that because of that, Trump’s administration will have to either complete the years long process or find a way to remove the requirement for testing the environmental impact. Doing the latter, however, would be a rare move that could subject the pipeline to a lawsuit.
“I think it ties the hands of the next administration,” said Sarah Krakoff, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School.
Trump may look for a way to undo Obama’s decision so that the environmental review isn’t needed a
Alternatively, Trump could wait for a decision from the federal District Court of the District of Columbia. It must rule on a motion from Energy Transfer Partners, Dakota Access’s developer, that the Army Corps must grant it a permit to build the pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe previously sued the Army Corps to prevent it from issuing the easement. The federal courts have thus far declined to intervene.
Jan Hasselman, the tribe’s attorney, promised to keep fighting, regardless of whether Trump tried to approve the project.
Energy Transfer is also suing to force approval of the pipeline. It argues that since the Army Corps already granted a permit for the pipeline’s route under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, the agency is obligated to approve the easement.
Christi Tezak, managing director at ClearView Energy Partners, said it’s possible the challenges could be tied up in court for years.
“Given that there is apparently no precedent, it’s very hard to figure out what the procedures are,” she said. “It’s very difficult to discuss in any analytically honest fashion what’s going to happen here when the Obama administration is improvising the process as it goes along.” [Note: Christy knows all about improvisation]
The Standing Rock protest camp
[Note: another correction - it is not "about 10,000 people are now in the camp" There are 10,000 people and maybe even more you jackass.]
The protesters camped out for months near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation have become the big pipeline story. About 10,000 people are now in the camp, and it has created ready-for-television scenes of teepees lined up against a wintry North Dakota backdrop. Veterans supporting the indigenous and environmental groups at the center of the fight began arriving over the weekend.
[Note: Three thousand Veterans.]
Clashes between police and protesters have frequently become violent, bringing more attention to the standoff. Both the federal and state governments have ordered the area evacuated, in part because of North Dakota’s sub-zero weather.
[Note: Correction, they didn't give a shit about the sub-zero weather when they were spraying the protesters with freezing H20 in the sub-zero weather. They wanted to clear the area so they could proceed with the construction. I cannot believe this bullshit]
The Army Corps’ decision on Sunday has empowered protesters, said Tara Houska, national campaigns director for indigenous rights group Honor the Earth. She said protesters realize Trump wants to approve the pipeline, but they aren’t going away anytime soon.
“While folks have been celebrating here on the ground, it’s also with a measure of vigilance,” she said. “We’re all very much aware that the Trump administration is coming into office very shortly and that he’s made Dakota Access one of his top priorities.”
Federal and state officials have no plans to forcibly remove protesters, so they are likely to stay there, no matter how cold it gets.
[Note: They already forcibly removed and arrested both protesters and press you idiot]
Keep it in the ground
The Dakota Access fight has empowered greens, who say that the fight against fossil fuels has just won a huge boost. Environmentalists have rallied around calls to “keep it in the ground,” which argues that fossil fuels should not be dug up with the construction of pipelines. “This movement has been an inspiration for people around the country already,” said Lena Moffitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign, which fights oil development. “We will continue to fight, and we will continue to see this kind of grassroots engagement on projects around the country.”
For greens, the protests were often compared to the Keystone XL fight. Environmentalists didn’t think the momentum from Keystone would be easy to match, but in some ways, the Dakota Access battle has been larger. It shows that the Keep it in the Ground movement is only getting larger.
Congress Lawmakers could look to play a role in the Dakota Access saga. Congress took a string of votes on legislation in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline project, forcing one veto by President Obama. Keystone and Dakota Access are covered by different areas of the law, however, raising questions about the effectiveness of a legislative solution. Republicans haven’t outlined any ways for Congress to act on the pipeline, but if Trump needs legislative cover, the GOP Congress could be on stand-by. And members are ready to sound off on the issue. “I’m encouraged we will restore law and order next month when we get a president who will not thumb his nose at the rule of law,” Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said on Sunday night.
[Note: Right dickhead, Trump wants to completely get rid of the EPA, that is how he feels about the rule of law.]
Some might be in a tough spot.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the North Dakota Democrat who has walked a fine line on the project, criticized the Army Corps’ decision on Sunday and said the Trump administration will need to clarify what happens next. “The pipeline still remains in limbo,” she said.
[Note: And Heidi you need to go back to Austria]
Devin Henry contributed to this story. " [And Maggie made some notations]
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Ok so we're rollin down the river with this latest victory for Standing Rock...but there are plenty more battles coming up with asshole Trump, but we're going to win.
Kelcy Warren - F YOU !! (;