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Will the govt eventually back down if the Standing Rock protests continue?

  1. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 15 months ago

    Will the govt eventually back down if the Standing Rock protests continue?

    Is there hope for the protesters?  One other thing: if some are camping out there, who is paying their bills back home?  Don't these people have jobs?

  2. savvydating profile image95
    savvydatingposted 15 months ago

    What government are you referring to? The Indian Nation had 389 meetings, plus...agreeing to this pipeline, which by the way, is not even on Indian land. The land has been paid for. Workers are being attacked by protestors. Even the picture of the hurt little girl is from an old Time magazine column that was doctored. The water supply is completely safe and is not going thru a cemetery. The pipeline is sophisticated and has passed all federal and environmental regulations. The list goes on. Here are some actual facts. http://standingrockfactchecker.org/fact … ms-9-7-16/

    1. Yoda Speaks profile image60
      Yoda Speaksposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      From what I've seen here you can't expect some hubbers to respect or even know the facts, especially about issues they seem to be most vocal about.

    2. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      You are correct, Yoda. I only bothered to post this for the sake of some other "new" reader who might actually have some interest in actual facts.

    3. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      well, actually, those are biased facts.just because they say fact, doesnt mean its neccessarily so. washington times, examiner, .etc....take with big grain of salt.

  3. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 15 months ago


    They are home. Remember the land was stolen from them and they were force to live separately on a reservation. The only jobs available on the reservation is the casino I believe. They rely on the casino money to raise funds for the protest and not simply on handouts.

    Cultural differences are at play here where a mountain can be sacred and not just an edifice such as a major cemetery.

    Saying it was rejected where ALL races is B.S. when it's over 97% white in ND.

    Nobody get used to being abused by the state. In the historical context, many treaties have been broken repeatedly by the US gov't.

    Trump dumped his stocks over the summer of 2016, perhaps to remove the appearance of conflict of interests.

    There is no single “Indian Nation” and to say there have been 389 meetings doesn't mean that this particular tribe had 389 with DAPL & BLM.  There are no workers are being attacked by protestors. - give me a link and prove me wrong.  And you are a certified and liscensed engineered who deemed that the  water supply is completely safe?

    “People can not miss an opportunity to speak up if the project is fast tracked as a utility. The Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, does not have a written easement from the agency to build on Corps property, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.” - http://www.mintpressnews.com/pipeline-s … ce/220006/

    “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used a lenient environmental review that didn’t adequately examine the potential for oil spills or the impact on climate change.   The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has every reason to be furious about the construction of this pipeline, and their protest is undoubtedly just. The people of the Great Sioux Nation were betrayed by the United States government, who violated the nation-to-nation treaty by allowing permission of this pipeline before obtaining the tribe’s free, prior, and informed consent for its construction.” - http://www.mintpressnews.com/pipeline-s … ce/220006/

    They were to leave 12/5/2016, that order has now been withdrawn.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image74
      Misfit Chickposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, the interview I read is so buried, I can't find it. He is a member of this tribe and said there were 3 meeting that people barely acknowledged. It wasn't 'rushed'. If an Indian Sheriff of the tribe says to go home, I think they should.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 15 months ago

    Unlikely with Trump coming into office. You have people protesting to get attention and out of mistaken beliefs like "the pipeline will poison our water".

    1. Old-Empresario profile image81
      Old-Empresarioposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      If the pipeline fails, it will poison the water.

  5. Old-Empresario profile image81
    Old-Empresarioposted 15 months ago

    The project is $3 Billion. They'll kill all of the protestors before they cancel it.