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The Renewed Legal Challenge Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Source:  Earthjustice

 represents the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their lawsuit against the Army Corps. He is a staff attorney at Earthjustice.

A new chapter opens in the legal fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe renews their lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers challenging its recently completed review of the pipeline’s impacts.

Attorney Jan Hasselman explains the significance of this legal development.

What happened on Nov. 1?

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a “supplemental complaint” in its existing lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps over permits for the Dakota Access pipeline.

The supplemental complaint renews the lawsuit in response to new developments since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won part of its lawsuit against the Corps last year.

What decision is being challenged?

On Aug. 31, 2018, the Corps released a two-page document affirming the permits for DAPL, despite a court finding that they were critically flawed. The Corps released its long-awaited report on Oct. 1 explaining that decision. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Council, the Tribe’s governing body, voted unanimously on Oct. 18 to challenge the remand decision.

Today’s supplemental complaint challenges the Corps’ decision to affirm its original permits in the face of overwhelming evidence that they are flawed. Read the Corps’ report, redacted for public release:

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Today’s EPA: A virtual River of Waste

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Today’s EPA:  A virtual River of Waste

A recent set of guidelines has been proposed by yet another dysfunctional and totally worthless federal agency, the Environmental Protection agency. (EPA)  Although the proposed guidelines do not have the full force and effect of law, regulatory decisions could still have an impact. (Not only do they not have the full force and effect of law, the only place they can be applied with any authority is in the District of Criminals.)

So here are my thoughts on this: 

If the proposed guidelines do NOT have the full force and effect of law as admitted……create all the regulations you like……but stay out of my state!

The EPA, the agency that has given a pass to gas and oil cartels on everything from the Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act and virtually any other environmental protections, is now coming after water on private lands.  This is the same agency that expended huge amounts of money collecting cow farts in order to create a system of fee permits (taxes) that could be applied to every cow.  That didn’t quite get off the ground.

This 2009 documentary will give you an idea of the proficiency and clarity with which the EPA operates on a daily basis.  If you can get through this documentary without getting sick,… good for you!  And keep in mind that the EPA was fully aware of the massive and continuing contamination of coastal and inland waterways when all this was taking place.  They refused to act until areas like Chesapeake Bay were rendered virtual dead zones.

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