This pipeline is designed transport oil from Alberta, Canada down to Steele City, Nebraska, and then south to Texas. The idea of building this pipeline was first brought into light in 2005, and is still a popular topic today. The designated route of this pipeline is to cross the homelands of the Sioux tribe. The essential issue with this pipeline is that it would endanger the Ogallala Aquifer. This aquifer supplies water to many thousands of both native and non-native citizens. Many people are afraid that the pipeline could contaminate the water, and potentially destroy sacred burial grounds. A statement was made by President Kindle of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe saying, “The land, water, tribal sovereignty, and governmental services were not ‘given’ to us in those treaties, they were bargained for with the blood of our ancestors. We will not dishonor our relatives and unnecessarily endanger our health, safety, and wellbeing. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will take any and all necessary steps, up to and including litigation, to protect our people, our land and water, and our cultural and historic resources.” (William Kindle, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, NARF). This quote stated by Kindle provides great evidence about how the tribe feels about their land and sovereignty for their natural resources. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe want to assure that all of their citizens’ welfare and health are protected. All options are to be explored to ensure the safety of not only the citizens, but the resources and the land as well. There was a 210,000-gallon oil leak in the pipeline that scared the citizens. The leak was directly across from the tribal lands and resources. Many fear that any further leak will be on the burial grounds, and the land will be abolished. A
Supporters of the Dakota Access pipeline remain Though failure to stop the pipeline has prevailed, they along with many other tribes and protestors have did have the opportunity to have their concerns popularized and voiced through social media with the help of young allies. They continue to strive for representation and equal treatment in our federal government, regardless of the president who holds office, whom heavily supported the infiltration of sacred, Native lands. An appeal is still possible at this point, but for now the Winnebago and many other tribes are at a standstill, with destruction of their lands, burial grounds, and possible water pollution in the fate of the federal
Since 2010, there have been “more than 3,000 incidents of leaks and ruptures at oil and gas pipelines” according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (Worland). The Dakota Access Pipeline has sparked controversy between the U.S. Army of Engineers and Native Americans. With threats of damaging their water supply, cultural land, and impeding a treaty made in 1851, had Native Americans protesting by resisting removal. The threatening impact on Native Americans deemed unconsidered and unheard of by government when they originally planned to build the pipeline through the area. And despite a severe winter storm bringing freezing conditions, protesting Natives remained (Maher and Connors). But why did it have to come to desperate measures that endanger one’s personal safety, just to gain the attention of the government? Native American sovereignty has been repeatedly impeded on, forcing them to take matters into their own hands. Concerning the decision prior to construction, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe claims the federal agency did not appropriately consult them prior to construction (Merrit). Recently, Army Corps have halted the passage of the Dakota Access Pipeline due to their outcry. But if the government had just considered the vote of Native Americans in the first place, the decision could have satisfied everyone who at least got a say
Introduction With recent event the Obama’s Administration has halted the further construction of the North Dakota Access pipeline. This event have sparked the nation into an uprise in protests and public speaking against North Dakota Access. Now thrusted out onto a global stage, the struggle on both sides intensifies either is not going to stand down. The people of Standing Rock Indian Reservation are protesting against North Dakota Access to continue construction of the “North Dakota Access Pipeline”. Additionally the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the permit that allows construction underneath the Mississippi and Missouri River. These events have now escalated to national attention. It is not in the public safety or well being to have further construction or completion of the North Dakota Access Pipeline should it have negative environmental impacts and be harmful to the American people. ("Federal Government Halts Construction Of Part Of North Dakota Pipeline.")
Any decision about whether to revoke the pipeline’s permits in the area near the Standing Rock Sioux tribe will likely fall to the next President. Our new elected President Donald Trump has not claimed his side on the issue. However, Energy Transfer Partners company believes Trump will agree because he had business connections with the company and he agrees that the oil pipeline will bring to North Dakota. At the same time, environmental activists, “ a rejection of the Dakota Access pipeline would boost the “keep it in the ground” movement that calls for a halt to all new oil and natural gas infrastructure projects, which have ballooned in recent decades as new technologies let companies access reserves” (Worland, 2016). In other words, people are using this issue to address other issues America has been dealing with for decades such as more companies are constructing oil pipelines near in communities. People of America are complaining that the companies are taking advantage of their land, so they can create more money for themselves and not their community. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe wants others to know that companies are going too far to make more money and should think more about how it will affect the
Ultimately, the Dakota Access Pipeline will only harm the people and environment. It will be seen as disrespect to Native Americans, release excessive amount of carbon into the atmosphere, and cause even more violent protests. This can all be resolved be rerouting the pipeline to go around the sacred burial site. Our Native Americans are a part of our country too, we wouldn’t want our peace with them to be disrupted for a simple
Me and my classmates have been debating on the Dakota access pipeline. I myself think that I should either be rerouted or not be built, here are my reasons. All the dakota access pipeline is doing is taking up sacred land of the Natives,how would you feel if
The construction of this pipeline has raised a lot of controversy regarding its necessity, but also in the potential impact on the environment. On the list of controversies, it is facing the established route for the pipeline because it runs half-mile near of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, crossing beneath the Missouri River. The concern is the huge impact this would cause if the pipeline breaks near to the river spilling the crude oil into the river contaminating the drinking water. The other concern is that as this pipe passes very close to the Indian reservation, it also disturbs sacred land. In addition to all this, there is the controversy of the use of eminent domain by the government, to get the land for the construction of the pipeline.
On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would have come a half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. HOWEVER, Instead, the Corps said it would begin to explore alternative routes. While members of the tribe and its allies celebrated the decision, some worry that the victory may only be temporary, given President-elect Donald Trump’s support for the almost 1,200 mile-long pipeline.However, North Dakota’s governor, the company and members of the state’s congressional delegation all denounced the decision. Therefore, members of the tribe have said for many months that the pipeline would destroy sacred lands and were worried an oil leak could
There has been a great amount of pushback from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, a Native American group in North Dakota, against the instillation of an oil pipeline by Dakota Access. According to tribal leaders, the installation of this pipeline will damage the tribe’s water supply, and will disrupt areas that have great cultural significance to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The land is regarded as sacred to the tribe members, and the construction will tarnish the land. At this moment, there is no final decision regarding the completion of the pipeline (Cite).
It is complacent to think one can obey the law in order for society to progress. The state should never be looked at as a metric for ethics. One can observe history to understand that. Freedom is a constant struggle that involves grassroot movements, collectivization and solidarity of the communities.
The Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest has been happening over the course of the past several months, along with numerous legal battles and arrests. Multiple tribes have come in aId for what they consider “peaceful protests and demonstrations” on their land in a native american reservation. The protestors are against putting a new oil pipeline into the drinking water of thousands of people.
The state of North Dakota wants to construct an “1,172-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline , which would run within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and cross beneath the Missouri River.” One side of this is that it should be constructed and it will be good for the state and it will benefit them. The other side is that it shouldn't be built because it will effect are drinking water and the construction will be desping humans that are around their. Also they believe that animals around the area will be affected and it will disturb them and have a huge impact on them. People have been protesting this construction for several day and they even stayed out there during a harsh blizzard to still protest against the construction of the access oil
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
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