Dakota Access pipeline camp cleared of protesters

Tracy FergusonFeb 26, 2017

Two children were burned, one of them severely, at the Dakota Access camp evacuation Wednesday after remaining activists set fire to about 20 shelters and a vehicle in what was described as a departure ceremony.

June Sapiel, an Indian American from ME, also rejected the idea that the protesters in North Dakota had failed.

"We've very firm that the camp is now closed", Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican, told an evening news conference. The tribe is concerned the pipeline will affect their drinking water supply and place downstream communities at risk of contamination from potential oil spills, but has also exhorted protesters to leave - both for their own safety and for that of the environment, which hosted as many as 10,000 protesters at the movement's zenith.

Construction on DAPL was temporarily paused in September 2016 after President Barack Obama ordered a construction halt, but resumed after newly inaugurated President Donald Trump issued an executive order permitting the construction of the DAPL, along with another controversial pipeline project, Keystone XL.

Most of the protesters marched out of the area ahead of the 2 p.m. Wednesday deadline imposed by the Army Corps of Engineers. News reported that there were roughly 300 protesters left as the deadline approached, down from thousands at the protest's peak. "This isn't just about Standing Rock, but all the downstream communities who get their water from the Missouri River".

People camping in the area were given until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

What are the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy? Studies investigate
The fifth study is observational and examines the links between testosterone treatment and overall cardiovascular health. The studies were funded primarily by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

There was a near tragedy Wednesday as protesters intentionally set almost two dozen buildings inside the camp on fire.

The almost 1,200-mile pipeline is meant to transport domestically produced light crude oil from North Dakota through the states of South Dakota and Iowa into IL.

"I don't know if they had second thoughts, or we scared them", Herr said.

Thousands of protesters had occupied the campground on federal land between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation and the construction site of DAPL since August 2016.

[Journalist Jenni] Monet said burning the tents was a way of cleansing the camp.

"I missed the feeling." said protestor Clarence Rowland, bundled up in a red sweater and purple hat as he walked around the few remaining tents in one of protestor camps.

Emeli Sande lands first honour at the 2017 BRIT Awards
It will air in a national spot on ITV during the Brits TV coverage, directing viewers to its radio, digital and social channels. He said: "The songs in the category and the artists are so much bigger than I am, so I'm not expecting to win anything.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said Wednesday morning that it was closely monitoring law enforcement activity at the camp and called on "everyone to remain peaceful".

"We are following up on a hip injury involving someone who was arrested", said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

Authorities are bringing in buses to take protesters to Bismarck, where they will be offered assistance including water and snacks, a change of clothing, bus fare home, and food and hotel vouchers.

As police in full riot gear worked to arrest the stragglers, cleanup crews began razing buildings on the square-mile piece of property at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers.

Officers checked structures and began arresting people, putting them in vans to take to jail.

Jamie Chung Joins The Untitled New Fox X-Men Show As Blink
X-Men film franchise director Bryan Singer will direct the pilot, which hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel. The X-Men TV series focusus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers.

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Wizards acquire Nets' Bogdanovic for Nicholson, first-round pick
McCullough has spent most of the season in the NBA Development League. "Chris is an intriguing prospect", Grunfeld said. Trading Nicholson means getting rid of the questionable four-year, $26 million deal they signed him to last summer.

Siberian tigers snatch drone out of the sky
After getting ahold of the drone, the tigers began to rip apart their odd prey until it began smoking and scared them away. The tigers are meandering about until they catch sight of the drone, at which stage a cat and mouse game ensures.

LG K10 Announced In India With Android Nougat, Panic Button
It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with the Mali-T860 GPU. Union IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Kim Ki Wan, MD, LG India launched the device.

MMA fighter makes advances to Ronda Rousey after bludgeoning her BF
Headlining this past Sunday night's (Feb. 19) card was a heavyweight battle between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne . Immediately after the fight, Travis Browne was taken to the hospital to tend to his injuries, according to TMZ .

Mexico pushes back against new U.S. immigration plan
The Las Cruces City Council has passed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S. Mayor Pro Tem Greg Smith says a wall would harm the area's economy by hurting its relationship with Mexico.

Huawei Nova Lite Price in India
The Honor V9 comes with the choice of a 4GB or 6GB of LPDDRE RAM dependent and 64GB or 128GB of external storage. For starters, the Honor 8 Youth Edition is same as the Honor 8 Lite smartphone that recently debuted in Finland.

JFK Security Breach: What happened at the TSA Precheck checkpoint?
The New York Daily News cites law enforcement sources who say the passengers made it through without being screened around 6 a.m. Three of the 11 passengers who walked through the security gate set off metal detectors, NBC New York reported .

Celine Dion Has Advice for Beyoncé on Raising Twins
Celine Dion has partnered with Bugatti to launch a new collection of handbags, and she has inspired her own experience to create them .

Mexican man kills himself after third U.S. deportation
According to witnesses, Valencia was "shouting that he did not want to return to Mexico" before jumping to his death. A Mexican man took his own life just 30 minutes after he was deported from the USA for the third time.

Trump says media treated Flynn unfairly
Gen Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's pick for national security adviser, could be seen as a case of just desserts. Trump is also considering former CIA Director David Petraeus and Vice Admiral Robert Harward, a U.S.