Yesterday, a federal judge refused to issue a temporary injunction against construction of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The latest setback for the First Nations fighting the pipeline means that it could be “operational in as little as 30 days”, according to a lawyer for the company building it, Energy Transfer Partners.
The protests by First Nations against the North Dakota pipeline are beginning to rattle the funders behind the highly controversial scheme. This means that the pipeline that once seemed unstoppable is increasingly looking vulnerable.
“Call the White House. Tell them this is unacceptable!!” someone tweeted yesterday, as people watched in horror as heavily armoured Police and law enforcement agencies moved to clear the water protectors in North Dakota fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Yesterday, a North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against the award-winning journalist from Democracy Now! Amy Goodman for her reporting on protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Later today, the award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into a law enforcement office in North Dakota and hand herself over to the authorities. She stands accused of participating in a “riot”.
In a setback to those fighting the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued a ruling denying the Standing Rock Sioux’s tribe request for a permanent injunction to stop the pipeline.
First Nations who are battling the North Dakota Access Pipeline are now seeking another way to stop what has become the most controversial fossil fuel project in the world.
Despite worldwide protests yesterday, Kelcy Warren, the billionaire owner of the company building the Dakota Access pipeline, has defiantly vowed to “complete construction” of what has rapidly become the most highly controversial fossil fuel project in the world.
Today is the day that the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline spreads across the US and internationally.
There is good news and bad news for those fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. First the bad news. A week ago I wrote about the outrageous attacks by security personnel on those protesting against the pipeline by using dogs and pepper spray.