The Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and The Energy Transfer Partners Company have been in a disagreement over the pipeline that is supposed to go through the Standing Rock Indian reserve last month. Sadly, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the construction of the pipeline and now the Sioux tribe has resorted to chaining themselves to backhoes and tractors to get their attention. This article shows, showing the issue of constructing a pipeline through an Indian reserve, what processes will take place if the pipeline is allowed to go through Standing Rock, and how it will affect the Native Americans if they proceed with building the pipeline through the Standing Rock reservation.
Oil has been an important resource of energy in America “since the discovery of the Spindletop geyser in 1901. It drove huge growth in the oil industry in America. Within a year, more than 1,500 oil companies had been chartered, and oil became the dominant fuel of the 20th century and an integral part of the American economy” (History.com Staff). This had developed the construction of pipelines to move the oil within the country and offshore in coastal waters. Recently, the federal government approved the construction of a new pipeline that would be transporting crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois.
For the most part, everyone is pretty familiar with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protests that surround it. A 1,172 mile pipeline project
There has been very many event that have caused protests and controversies over the U.S. in recent weeks. Some of these controversies have a lot of people involved and some not so many. So controversies that some people have been protesting about is capornicks kneeling during the national anthem. More protest and controversies that have been going on in recent weeks is about the election of President Elect. Donald Trump. One of the most talked about controversies in these last couple weeks is the pipeline in North Dakota.
To achieve peace by disobeying the law seems counter-intuitive. The structures of society support the morals of a nation, but still with human nature comes the possibility of unjust laws and discrimination. Civil leaders such as Gandhi, Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr., preached and lived the necessity of civil disobedience and peaceful protest. Nowadays, organizing a movement is relatively easy, but with every assembly there appears to be a select few who radicalize and incite violence. When peaceful resistance is maintained throughout the entirety of the movement, then there will be positive outcomes. Unlike the armed militants of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge whose message of violence and chaos was rejected by
The Dakota Pipeline is a $3.7 billion project. The pipeline will carry 470,000 barrels of oil from fields of western Dakota to Illinois, where it will then be connected with other pipelines. Sen. Bernie Sanders says “the Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline will transport some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet”. Sen. Sanders is trying
Native Americans are being disrespected, harmed, and their homeland is being taken from them. Am I talking about events taken place centuries ago? No, because these unfortunate circumstances yet again are occurring right here, now, in the present. This horrid affair has a name: The Dakota Access Pipeline. This Pipeline is an oil transporting pipeline, which is funded by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, who have devised a plan for the pipeline to run through the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. However, unfortunately, this pipeline will run straight through the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, expressing their distress for the pipeline have said, that the pipeline will be “Destroying our burial sites, prayer sites, and culturally significant artifacts,” Arguments for the pipeline however have tried to counter this claim, trying to emphasize that “The pipeline wouldn 't just be an economic boon, it would also significantly decrease U.S. reliance on foreign oil”, and that the pipeline is estimated to produce “374.3 million gallons of gasoline per day.”, which could help the sinking oil economy. (Yan, 2016) However, despite the economical growth it could achieve, the Dakota Access Pipeline could have damaging environmental effects on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the areas surrounding.
Native American people have been mistreated in a variety of ways throughout their long history with the white man. They have been slaughtered, poisoned, attacked, and had treaties violated. The most recent injustice is the conflict over the Dakota Access Pipeline. There are many striking similarities between the events at the Dakota Access Pipeline and the events of Wounded Knee in 1973. History is nearly repeating itself, but there is a difference in how the conflict is being viewed by the American masses.
Humans need fresh water to live a healthy life. However, the Dakota Access Pipeline may take away the fresh water from the people who live downstream of the Missouri River and people at the Standing Rock Sioux. This will affect 8 million people downstream, this pipeline is an oil pipeline that will allow America to export oil cost efficiently. The Dakota Access Pipeline is approximately 1,172 miles 30- inch diameter pipeline that will start from North Dakota to Illinois. This pipeline has sponsors from 17 companies including 4 Japanese banks. However, the mass media companies had ignored topics related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Until recently a famous actress Shailene Woodley got arrested for trespassing the area. However, this is not
As a country we claim to have developed the acceptance of different heritages, races, and a goal to show our zeal for striving to be a welcoming diverse group of citizens. We’ve shared respect for one another's beliefs, traditions, and culture by a concept of communication and understanding. However, does the Dakota access pipeline reflect our reverence for other ethnic groups? A 3.7 billion dollar project involving a 1,172 mile pipeline, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A federal agency and one of the world’s most public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. The pipelines motive would be to deposit rich oil across four states, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. Producing 7.4 billion barrels
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has not given up their fight to end this project. The tribe claims that they had no consent of the route of this project until the construction began. This caused major controversy and also caused the halt in the construction of the pipeline. The tribe also accused the government of illegally taking land from them and it is the law to consult with the land owners before construction.
Who am I? Actually I'm just a regular environmental protester. I'm here today invited by my friend Jacob to talk about what's happening in North Dakota and why it relates to the government.
Imagine yourself looking across a river, filled with birds, deer and a beaver. These animals are at peace and you are at peace with the ultimate certainty that all things will be right, healthy, and indestructible. Until the Northern Gateway Pipeline is built directly through the lake, disrupting not only you, but the environment, habitat and ecosystem.
The environment is a very important thing to take care of and can be very fragile. In the recent years humanity hasn’t been doing much to take care of the earth, and instead is destroying it in the name of progress. One of the harmful things that could really impact the environment is the North Dakota Pipeline. Some facts about the pipeline is that it is owned by Energy Transfer Partners who are the owners of Sunoco. Sunoco has had multiple onshore pipeline leaks and disasters that have devastated many environments. The planned pipeline is going to be 1,134 miles long and will cut through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois, by doing that it crosses fifty counties in total. Pipelines in general aren’t really the most reliable things