The Dakota Access Pipeline project has been high on my list of issues lately. I wrote one post about it, and have another in-process, but meanwhile, fellow blogger-friend, Gronda Morin has done a good bit of research and written this insightful and timely post. It is important that we understand the potential ramifications of this project, and learn about both sides of the issue. Gronda has done an excellent job here, and I am sharing it today. Please take a few minutes to read her analysis and be sure to drop her a comment letting her know your thoughts.
Energy Transfer Partners is the company pursuing the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline which would move about a half a million barrels of crude oil each day almost 1,200 miles from the Bakken Oil Fields in northwest North Dakota to Illinois.
But the plans for it to tunnel under the Missouri River in North Dakota have been met with months of peaceful resistance by the Standing Rock Sioux Indians, other Native American tribes and a host of supporters ranging from veterans, environmentalists, students and just a lot of folks who believe in fair play. Despite numerous instances of harsh treatment from those representing the interests of Energy Transfer Partners, this coalition have held back the construction start-up.
“The 1,200-mile pipeline would carry oil across four states to a shipping point in Illinois. The project has been held up while the Army Corps of Engineers consults with the Standing Rock Sioux, who believe the project could harm the tribe’s…
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