“chances of an oil spill are low…”
“ETP on Monday added five individual defendants…”
“It didn’t accomplish anything significant in terms of stopping the pipeline.”
“civil disorder and gun possession by a convicted felon”
“DAPL has been quietly transferring crude oil…at a rate of over 500,000 barrels per day”
“The example that we have set today can become a beacon of hope.”
“it appears to me, also, that Earth First and/or the journal is dancing around.”
“…civil disorder and gun possession by a convicted felon.”
“There have been no reports of the oil entering any waterways or water systems at this time.”
“eco-terrorism, sabotage, arson, vandalism and violence.”
“…Plaintiffs suffered no less than hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.”
“in March they began using oxyacetylene cutting torches to damage exposed, empty pipeline valves.”
“in a legal proceeding words have actual meanings”
Well… most of the politics anyway
“We knew it was a longshot.”
“The Corps is just starting to grapple with the issues the court has identified.”
A bit late for that now, isn’t it?
Open for business.
“We are very pleased to bring this important infrastructure project…into service on June 1.”
“About $70,000 damage was done to a contractor-owned skid loader…and $75,000 to pipeline equipment.”
“someone burned a hole through an above-ground section of an oil pipeline”
… and the first two don’t count
Best get out of the way because this is happening
“Can you claim a property interest in the land as well as the water?”
“It’s a mess down there, so it’s really, really hard to find these animals and get them.”
“Police moved on the camp Thursday morning in dozens of armored personnel carriers…”
“There’s a lot of sadness right now.”
Best clear out before the bulldozers arrive
“Many times people credit Vatican officials with far too much long-range, strategic thinking.”
“The mere presence of the oil in the pipeline renders the water spiritually impure.”
Because that’s worked so well for everyone else
“Haven’t had one call” complaining about approving DAPL.
It’s black snake time.
“If the easement is granted, construction on the controversial oil pipeline would resume.”
“This group’s actions do not represent the tribe nor the original intent of the water protectors.”
Have you ever heard that “Isn’t it ironic” song?
“when the floodwaters come up, that waste is going to be contaminating the water.”
“A study could take up to two years…”