A Federal Judge has ruled that work on the four-state pipeline can go forward, but Tuesday President Obama said that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers is examining possible alternative routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline. (full npr article here)
I really hope this happens. This just doesn’t affect lake Oahe and the Missouri River they are also going under the Mississippi between Iowa and Illinois.
I’d rather not see the pipeline go in underneath all that farmland. But, to find an alternative route especially after a Federal Judge gave the go ahead, I would love to see that expression of independence thought demonstrated.
Just because you can doesn’t always make it right. I hope the powers that be make a stand for independence.