Tribes ask judge to stop Dakota Access oil from flowing

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  • jsf Centerville, UT
    March 14, 2017 9:42 a.m.

    Nothing is being said of the toxic debris left by pipeline protestors. In their waste was actual toxins leached into the stream flows. They did more environmental damage to the land than the pipeline. Go figure.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    March 14, 2017 6:54 a.m.

    Just grasping at straws...last-ditch efforts to halt progress towards making U.S.A, energy independent.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    March 13, 2017 8:58 p.m.

    Dream on

    You can't stop progress

  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 13, 2017 7:51 p.m.

    I have friends in Williston N.D.

    Most Indian folks are for the pipeline, and increased employment opportunities. Most of the protesters were paid to be there.

    Our media only report a one sided story. Make it look as if all Indian folks are against it.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 13, 2017 1:09 p.m.

    If the tribe had made their desires known during the comment period before the pipeline was built it could have been routed differently with much less expense.

    Now a reroute of the pipeline and the resulting delay would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Everyone who uses oil needs to understand that oil use does come with a set of risks. We accept those risks when we use oil. The Indians who ate objecting unlike the Amish do use oil. So they like the rest of us need to accept their share of the risk.

    That said, of all the ways of transporting oil, pipeline is the safest. This pipeline crossing the reservoir in question is particularly safe. It will be double walled and made of thicker steel than the rest of the pipeline. It will be galvanically protected against rusting. There will be flow sensors on each side if the resevour to detect a leak should one occur so the flow can be stopped.