A blog in The Hill counters the leftist mob propaganda that the Dakota Access Pipeline was not approved by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (they were consulted), that it could pollute the tribe’s water supply (there are other pipelines in the area and the watershed has been fine) and that it does not cross tribal lands:
During the ongoing protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the public has had a harder time getting to the facts about this important project. Untrue claims are circulating again, and the record needs to be set straight.
To start, the pipeline’s path, which has been set for two years, does not enter the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. The portion being protested is on private property and does not run on previously undisturbed land. It follows a pre-existing energy corridor in which electricity transmission lines and the Northern Border natural gas pipeline already lay.
An ancient burial or other sacred site simply cannot exist in the fill laid down by the modern construction crews that covered those transmission and oil lines.
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