US army green-lights Dakota Access pipeline

The US military has announced it will allow the $3.8bn Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. The native Standing Rock Sioux tribe says the pipeline crosses sacred land and has spent months demonstrating against it. Protesters say they will continue to fight the move in the courts. Al Jazeera’s Allen Schauffler reports from Seattle. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Kelly M: Let's not forget that the government owns everything. the land u think u own you do not. the house u own, u do not. there are laws that saw that. if at any point or time the usa government wants your land or property, they can take it. America, a good thought, just not thought threw.

Richard Richardson: The main stream media isn't reporting this. I wonder why..

Aaron Colusso: Society has an obligation to oppose oppression. Especially at the hands of inhuman, oligarchical, Oil companies. There is no greater concentration of the worst people on this planet than within them.

Scott Hupke: US ARMY STOP! This is a no brainer...but you know we're dealing with greed... People with no conscious.

Jean Gardy Philogene: Avatar 2 will be based on true story

Matt Orfalea: Tim Brown is dead inside.

R.A. Dalton: A rationalist viewpoint on this matter. I am a moderate independent voter and a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant (1972-1993) who voted for Trump. When it comes to the environment we must be practical and reasonable, and not extremist. Civilization MUST have the ability to obtain needed resources necessary for its maintenance and expansion and to allow for needed industries for the production of products required by our citizens. Technology has progressed a long way for over the last 100 years and to the point that it is now possible in most cases to exploit natural resources without having more than a minimal impact on the natural environment. A good example of this is the highly successful Alaska pipeline, built in the 1970s, which to date has had little impact on the natural environment surrounding it due to its unique engineering and, for the time, highly innovative, construction methods. Another example is requiring selective cutting of trees by the forestry industry, rather than the old destructive “clear cut” method. Many of today’s environmental groups are not reasonable and will only settle for nothing less than a total “hands off” of all natural resources and not allowing needed manufacturing facilities to be built and operated. In fact, many of these environmental groups are using endless “lawfare” as a way of stopping any progress at all, if they can. We need to have a more realistic environmental policy that allows for exploitation of natural resources and the construction of needed manufacturing facilities as long as certain safe guards are in place. Anyone who wants to exploit a natural resource or build an industry should be allowed to do so if (a) they can obtain it or build it with little impact on the local area, (b) are financially responsible for ALL necessary clean ups, (c) required to restore the area back to its original condition upon exhaustion of the resource or closure of the facility and, (d) pay for any required monitoring where necessary (ie; ground water and air monitoring for instance). The only environmental area I tend to agree with the Environmental Groups on is stopping all ocean oil drilling. I am not sure if we can EVER make it totally safe enough, given all the risks involved and the extreme impact of major spills from the rigs. Except for ocean drilling, given today’s technology, I believe we can safely exploit most natural resources with little to no impact on the environment, if we do it in a smart and well engineered way.

hasoevo: Talk about terrorism. Corporate terrorism must be stopped.

VIVABELLAVIVAHERMANO: Europeans doing what they did 300yeats ago under the name of ink

SPLASH!: havent these people been through enough ??

CONFIRMATION of INFORMATION: we are fighting here in wa

Stealth Emerald: End the Fed, the 7 sisters and their guard dog with 5 eyes (unholy alliance)!

william parada: PEACE IS NO LONGER THE SOLUTION PEOPLE

Why So Religious: Typical liberals.

John Mason: I love how he ban seven Middle Eastern Muslim countries

But not the Saudi's cause the Saudis love him and buy from him he said that on one of his debate I love them they buy my products I do a lot of business with them

John Mason: Trump only here for $$$

BUCKET OF SHlT ᐳ TRUMPTARDS: Trump isn't going to do anything. He is a fool if he thinks a pipeline is a good idea.

JanjayTrollface: Wow, who would have thought......

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