The Dakota Access pipeline is a 1,172 mile oil pipeline that stretches through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and southern Illinois. The pipeline would allow oil companies to transport crude oil from North Dakota to oil refineries along the Eastern Seaboard. The pipeline’s construction was permitted by the participating state governments under eminent domain. Opponents of the pipeline (including several Native American tribes, including the Meskwaki and Sioux tribal nations) argue that the pipeline has the potential to pollute their water supply and destroy Native American burial sites. Proponents argue that the pipeline is necessary for the U.S. to achieve energy independence.
Yes, the government should stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, because it destroys the Native American water supply. If the US turns to more environmentally friendly energy sources, they can achieve energy independence without having to dig the pipeline.
No, but the government should re-route the pipe away from Native American Land and should never be allowed to acquire land by eminent domain for any purpose other than creating national and state parks along with wildlife reserves.
They should comply with the Native American's desire. If they lease to them then the consequences of leaks should put the people in charge in total fear for their future as a free/living person. No expense spared on the safety.
No, as long as they refrain from using eminent domain, and reroute accordingly, on private land. There is enough ground to dig under property, without disturbing private owners (with exception to temp digging).
Yes. The government had no right to route the pipeline through the Standing Rock Reservation. They are a sovereign entity (and the U.S. government has already defiled every other treaty they've made with the Natives).
No, but reroute the pipeline away from Native American land because the government should never be allowed to acquire land by eminent domain, and drastically increase the amount of fines the company must pay in the event of an accident
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