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25 Astonishing Dakota Access Pipeline Facts You Might Want To Know

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25 the Dakota access pipeline also known

as the backand pipeline is a 1172 mile

long underground crude oil pipeline

project in the United States planned by

Dakota access LLC a subsidiary of the

Dallas corporation energy transfer

Partners LP 24 the pipeline would run

from the Northwestern North Dakota back

in formation and Three Forks hydro

fracturing sites starting in Stanley

North Dakota and travel in a

southeastward direction through South

Dakota and Iowa to ended the oil tank

farm near Patoka Illinois 23 worth 3.7

billion dollars the Dakota access

pipeline project is due for delivery on

January 1st 2017 22 the diameter of the

pipeline is 30 inches which is wide

enough to transport up to five hundred

and seventy thousand barrels of crude

oil every day 21 the company Dakota

access LLC estimated the project will

create up to 40 permanent jobs and 8200

to 12,000 temporary jobs 20 since the

very beginning the project has been

controversial regarding its necessity

and potential harm to the environment

there have been numerous protests

against the project in several US states

19 the project has also been opposed by

many Native Americans particularly Sioux

tribes who say the pipeline threatens

their environmental and economic

well-being and would destroy sites of

great historic religious and cultural

significance protests at the pipeline

construction sites in North Dakota that

began in the spring of 2016 were so

massive they actually became the largest

gathering of Native Americans in the

past hundred years 18 the Standing Rock

Sioux tribe says the pipeline could

cause millions of people's water supply

to be contaminated if there are any

disruptions or leaks in the pipeline

17

CEO Kelsey warned of energy transfer

partners recently said I'm a hundred

percent sure that the pipeline will be

approved by a trump administration in

June

Warren donated $100,000 to the Trump

victory fund a joint fundraising

committee for Trump's campaign 16

environmental activists say the pipeline

would contribute man-made climate change

by building up the country's oil

infrastructure they insist that fossil

fuels need to be kept in the ground to

protect the world from the worst effects

of climate change 15

according to Dakota access 57% of the

pipeline will be manufactured in the

United States 14 the protestors against

the project who include Native

representatives of more than 200 Native

American tribes identify themselves as

water protectors 13 the protest has been

joined by many celebrities such as Mark

Ruffalo Susan Sarandon then Affleck

Leonardo DiCaprio shailene woodley Amy

Goodman daya Schlossberg and others 12

proponents of the project say it will

help the us to attain energy

independence and free up railroads which

will allow farmers to ship more Midwest

grain 11 in September 2016 the US

Department of Justice received more than

33,000 petitions to review all permits

issued for the project and order a full

review of its environmental effects 10

as of November 2016

police have arrested more than 400

protesters criticized for

inappropriately aggressive response the

police have even been accused of human

rights violations 9 in late October when

she was the Democratic presidential

nominee Hillary Clinton released a short

statement on the issue saying that all

voices should be heard adding it's

important that on the ground in North

Dakota everyone respects demonstrators

rights to protest peacefully and workers

rights to do their jobs safely

eight the most dedicated protesters are

determined to remain at the site through

winter even though the average low

temperature in North Dakota reaches

nearly zero degrees Fahrenheit in those

months seven US senator Bernie Sanders

who lost a Clinton in the Democratic

primary has issued numerous statements

in support of the protest against the

project six conservation groups worried

about the project's impacts on people's

safety air water wildlife and farming

because of potential failures and

leakages of the pipeline from the years

1996 to 2015 there was a total of eleven

thousand 199 pipeline incidents in the

United States this is an average of five

hundred and sixty incidents per year for

all types of pipelines these incidents

contributed to a total of three hundred

and sixty fatalities and 1376 injuries

five the national corporate media

ignored the protests against the Dakota

access pipeline as long as they could

for long months despite the da PL

emergence into the national narrative

ABC and NBC refused to air any coverage

about it

four there have been successful

crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of the

protesters at Standing Rock that have

raised in excess of 1 million dollars 3

the developers estimate that the

pipeline will generate a hundred and

fifty-six million dollars in sales and

income taxes - according to court

records energy transfer Partners has

already changed the route upwards of 140

times in North Dakota alone to avoid

building over Native Americans burial

sites one trumps financial disclosure

forms show he has invested between

500,000 and 1 million dollars in energy

transfer partners he has a further

500,000 to 1 million dollars in phillips

66 which will have a 25% stake in the

Dakota access pipeline once it's

completed hey guys as a note after we

finished recording this video federal

officials have

agreed to reroute the pipeline away from

Lake Ola hey however the fight continues

with new administration coming into the

office and protesters continuing to

fight the pipeline enjoying our lists be

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