The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Daniel Sv, after he shared a captioned graphic from here…
(all replies from third parties have been omitted for clarity)
So I still have friends on my page liking and sharing these anti-pipeline articles and memes. If you don’t pipeline for a living, and you’re not from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Illinois then you should really stay out of this conversation, especially if you’re just going to keep sharing the same lies over and over. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is not about opinions, it’s about facts, and the facts are; the Dakota access pipeline DOES NOT cross the Standing Rock reservation, it DOES have all the necessary permits and approvals, and it is NOT disturbing any burial grounds This information is easily accessible online with a quick Google search, but I’ll include a map anyway, in case you don’t have time to research the lies you’re sharing. And here are the links showing they have the permits, and that North Dakota’s top archeologists surveyed these sites and found nothing. http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/guest/all-eyes-on-north-dakota-full-story-isn-t-being/article_5dc1e955-fd71-5003-86be-0fa0f29d7fbc.html
And before you start in about possible water contamination, that’s just another scare tactic. The Missouri river will be directionally drilled and the pipeline will have the latest technologies and monitoring systems to help prevent releases and will be constructed 90 feet below the riverbed to ensure nothing may reach the river — far above and beyond what’s required by federal regulations.
Don’t be fooled, the battle right now may be against this pipeline, but the war is on oil. I know some of you hate oil (even though you consume as much as the rest of us on a daily basis) but there simply is not enough renewable energy to meet the current demand, so this oil WILL be brought to market one way or another, and the safest way is via pipeline. They have a smaller carbon footprint and are 4.5 times less likely to cause a spill than trains. It’s an easy choice. So don’t tell me you’re against pipelines because you care about the environment, because the two ideas are contradictory.
With that being said, I will not hold back any longer, if you’ve got the nerve to post these lies, I will call you out on it, so you better do your research before you chime in on something that you know nothing about.
Rayn: The protesters, also called “water protectors,” are attempting to prevent the Missouri River from possible destruction in the event of a pipeline leak.
This much more detailed map accurately portrays this fact: