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#NoDAPL Indigenous Land Defense & Strategic Solidarity: Pressuring Power and Capital

29.11.16

#NoDAPL Indigenous Land Defense & Strategic Solidarity: Pressuring Power and Capital: Despite the USACE’s official stance that work cannot continue on the “Corps land” that borders the water, DAPL operates with violent indifference. Journalists spotted an ominous horizontal drill, clandestinely appearing near the militarized Missouri River crossing site, during the early morning hours of November 16, and construction operations have not so much as staggered in the wake of the USACE decision. CEO Kelcy Warren asserts that nothing will deter these rogue operations. Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit on November 15th, seeking a Judge’s approval to continue construction without the final USACE permit. But a regulatory or court decision could be delayed until early 2017, leaving a months-long gap where Dakota Access can continue to operate with impunity. Even if the current Presidency continued to stall on its administrative decisions, lest it risk the tarnishing of its ostensibly progressive image on climate change and fossil fuel infrastructure, it is abundantly clear that under Trump, DAPL will get all state and capital backing that it needs to realize its colonial project.


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