Feast and famine, all at the same time
Who could possibly have predicted this?
“…further review will not contribute to the existing body of science that already supports pipeline construction”
“chances of an oil spill are low…”
“Land a boat on that pipeline easement, and you could be charged with a felony.”
“the Trans Mountain pipeline…will begin a planned expansion this summer.”
“…civil disorder and gun possession by a convicted felon.”
A hot time in the oil fields
Bringing in the bigger guns
States’ rights end at the state line
“eco-terrorism, sabotage, arson, vandalism and violence.”
“in March they began using oxyacetylene cutting torches to damage exposed, empty pipeline valves.”
Not really interested in helping the steel industry I guess
Well… most of the politics anyway
Let’s get off the stick here
A bit late for that now, isn’t it?
“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.”
“Undersecretary for political affairs Tom Shannon plans to sign the pipeline’s cross-border permit on or before Monday…”
“someone burned a hole through an above-ground section of an oil pipeline”
Best get out of the way because this is happening
“Can you claim a property interest in the land as well as the water?”
“Police moved on the camp Thursday morning in dozens of armored personnel carriers…”
“There’s a lot of sadness right now.”
“The mere presence of the oil in the pipeline renders the water spiritually impure.”
“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.”
“This wasn’t in our planning horizon in the middle of last year…”
“A study could take up to two years…”
94.5% of those arrested came from outside the state.
Funny how he doesn’t care to tell the story now
“Just give me my hometown back.”
“if convicted, the state would seek $1,000 from each defendant…”
“I think we can get this handled rather quickly in a Trump administration.”
“A civilian leader in the Army made the decision to deny an easement…”
“Too little, too late. Worthless.”
One last act of defiance for Obama
What could go wrong?