Dakota Access Pipeline protesters conduct ceremonial burning of camp structures ahead of deadline to vacate protest site. http://abcn.ws/2lLuN6y
9 hours agoTodd Frank well, that's all folks! All of that crying and whining and trash talking, and they still built the pipeline. These protestors lied their asses off, and its amazing the number of people that believed it! But in the end, all worked out! YOU WATER PROTECTORS SUCK! look at the mess, I wouldn't hire you to protect my water!
12 hours agoDebbie Dennison "IF" a pipeline would leak, the company is responsible for all clean up and huge fines. So why are these illegal protesting terrorists not held accountable for polluting the air with burning vehicles and tires and now their camp structures which should never been allowed to be built. Why is it ok for them to burn on a bridge that falls into the river, polluting that water? Why is it ok for them to pollute the earth, 250+ truck loads of trash that would seriously pollute the water when spring thaw and flooding comes. Why is all this ok, without any fines, arrests, accountability to WORK and pick up THEIR own trash. If someone were to camp on Corp land, they'd be arrested, it's not allowed... so why did this camp continue for many months trespassing? They poach wild life, and kill livestock but receive truckloads of free food? They bring in wood when it's not allowed because of disease, and no one else is allowed to do this. Cost of $33+ Million to the state, should NOT be paid for by ND or ND tax payers for THEIR criminal acts. Enough already... arrests and prosecutions! Why are we even "nice" enough to offer a free bus ticket to take them home? Criminals belong behind bars, period! Any other person anywhere else in ND, would be arrested & prosecuted for these "crimes"... why are these domestic terrorists not?!!!
13 hours agoSte Randy Their garbage polluted the water, now the burning is polluting the air
13 hours agoDebbie Rowe Ceremonial destruction of evidence/obstruction of justice by professional agitators and ecoterrorists. The crazies are FBing live smdh
13 hours agoRikki Lin Smith and to think the tax payers are being asked to pay for this......
the tribe is the one that created the mess, the one who should have completed the NEW water treatment plant they were PAID for back in 2009... in time to avoid all this... and the ones that have been responsible for the havoc reigned down upon ND. Tax payers should not be responsible, tax payers would not be the ones held liable if the pipe fails and leaks, the oil and energy companies will be, so why should tax payers be held liable for this mess??? This mess was not caused by anything short of the STANDING ROCK TRIBE not acting responsibly in any capacity from the onset. They were given $30 million dollars to build a BRAND NEW water treatment plant in South Dakota to deal with the issue way way back in 2009..... and yet instead this is the mess we are left with. They've lied and now are completely proving their indifference to the environment they don't care about by burning toxic materials and leaving tons and tons of trash and pollution behind. SUE STANDING ROCK and make them foot the bill.
13 hours agoAlice Plaggemeyer Pekarski This might help burn up some of the many contaminates that will end up in the river and polute it much more than the oil pipeline would. The mess they made and left cannot be cleaned up before it goes downstream.
13 hours agoRikki Lin Smith POLLUTERS not protesters....proof they don't give a rats ass about the environment
13 hours agoColeen Spilde This is not a ceremonial thing. Its not the local natives. It's the paid, out of state idiots. Bring in the tanks.
14 hours agoMarsha Rand So, not satisfied with destroying the land and water they said they were protecting, they are going after the air now? classy.....
14 hours agoMarsha Rand more like trying to destroy evidence of illegal activity...
Morton County law enforcement, aided by the National Guard, statewide law enforcement agencies and emergency services, EMT's, regular & volunteer firefighters, and local farmers & ranchers have spent countless hours away from their homes and families to serve and protect the residents of Morton...
17 hours agoLaVern Whitey Fredriksen Yes...they will be moved out of this camp...how many camps will be left?... and what's to stop them from just moving to Bismarck and Mandan and terrorizing the local businesses and people....
They came to North Dakota and left the land destroyed.
2 days agoJon Morrison Here's a bit of education for the protestors who have no background in the actual production of energy but love to claim they are 'educated' and want to claim the moral high because they are so environmentally friendly. The plastic bottles you leave are a petroleum product as well as the fuel your transportation used to get you there. Then there is the fuel you use to cook the food you eat but maybe you are the super environmentalist and are using wood to cook. Wait, what was that about the air we breath while exhausting our trees? The plastic bottles (again petroleum product) only take 450 years to decay. Then there are the increased chances of spills by moving the oil by means of transportation instead along with increased chances of explosions and loss of human life due to the speeds of travel. There are just a few things to consider before claiming you are such a superior humanitarian and keeper of the earth.
2 days agoMonte Johnson Archambault is responsible for more pollution to our river than the pipeline will ever do!! He needs to be held responsible!!
2 days agoAileen Clough The illegal camp, in which protesters said they were so concerned about clean water, and if they really had been concerned for clean water, this mess of garbage would not exist.
2 days agoSusie Theissen The Tribe should have to pay for the cleanup of their nasty mess.
2 days agoConnie Connolly so much for saving our environment .... these so call protesters, had not a clue what they were doing, they just causes ND more problems...protesters are not here to clean up the mess they left
2 days agoJudy Galde Where are all the fancy movie stars and paid protesters who abandoned there cars when big benefactors paid them to cause trouble now disappeared leaving Indians with authorities to clean up the garbage and mess.
2 days agoVal Kahre-Kohlmeyer All you people who keep saying you did not do this.and that Morton county dumped it.....get a life!!! It has been proven over and over, and stated by insiders, that NO one dumped trash on this camp!! It was being consolidated into one place to be sorted out! Get over yourselves!!
2 days agoMarlene Nelson Too bad the homeless in North Dakota dont have what they let go to waste
2 days agoKyra Harris Protectors of the water yeah right. So glad they are gone. And the pipe is going up.
BISMARCK—Stressing the dangers of spring flooding and the need to avoid environmental damage, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered the mandatory evacuation of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Wednesday, Feb. 15.
6 days agoRichinda Schaff A very good idea, except 90% of the people who did this are gone and doing their damage some place else now. We the taxpayers will foot the bill , and we don't have a choice because it has to be cleaned up before all this garbage and human waste hits the river
6 days agoRichard Thomas So called "water protectors" have created an environmental disaster toxic waste site. Even after Corps clean up this land will never again be the pristine range it once was. North Dakota tax payers have taken quite a hit on this unlawful protest, costing 33 million dollars to date and the meter is still running. That is $110 per each ND household. We could have used the money in a much better way.
6 days agoRenee Klabunde Just let them float downstream with the shit they created. The folks in downstream states wont have to worry as it will plug up a few miles downstream. They will then have to clean it up by themselves or it will flood the shit out of the rez. Enough babysitting
6 days agoAl Schmidt So the Governor has drawn the red line, I hope he sticks to it and cleans that hell hole out with over whelming force, if needed. These anarchists have no respect for the rule of law. God bless Law Enforcement and our Military, God Speed.
6 days agoMarcia Anderson Id say just leave them sit there and open the damn and dont help them this time. Let Standing Rock take care of their guests!!
6 days agoLaVern Whitey Fredriksen James David Schumacher great idea. ..but than you have feed them... give them a warm place to sleep... take care of their meds. And medical... bath them ,clothes them.... in other words .... what were doing now... they love to have us take care of them...
6 days agoBill Halbert BFD! You and I know that this is all Blah! Blah! Blah! with no backup. Terrorists will resist moving, and the camp's population will be largely unchanged on Feb 22. That's less than a week from now. Do you really believe that terrorists are quivvering in their boots right now? Hell no! They've called every bluff up to now. Stay tuned.
6 days agoJack Stewart We can all thank the former president and his community organizing skills, or in this case lack of skill, for this environmental disaster! I still say fining everyone of them $1000.00 for littering is Morton Counties best bet!
6 days agoJeremy Uadiski Were used to it. Alls we've ever done is hand them money. They dont work, and theyre not self sufficient. Just looks like a typical reservation to me.
6 days agoMya Segerholm They should have never been allowed to set up camp in the first place.
An update from the Oceti Sakowin protest camp where warm temperatures have caused serious flooding in some areas but clean up efforts continue
2 days agoShelly McCoy Veterans-Stand a lot of people went to these camps at YOUR "call to arms". What are you doing to help clean up the disaster you left behind?
1 week agoMelissa K Long So ungrateful! First of all the so called "sacred burial grounds" that they claim to be protecting does not exist. They proved that in the early 80's. Secondly, they are not protestors, they are rioters. I hope all the people that donated money sees this. All your money ending up in a landfill. It's always been about the money to these people and this is what happens when you give them more than what you already pay into. How many people drove to the encampment? How many of those cars were broke down and just left there? Here's the proof that they truly don't care!
1 week agoMike Hahn Why doesn't CNN show this crap, oh those poor protesters. They only show enough to cause hatered. People need to FN wake up.
1 week agoRandy Maxey These people should be made to clean up this mess or beaten...or both. At the very least, send the bill for clean up to the back east ngos behind this whole thing. Im sure Soros can cover it.
1 week agoJeremy Uadiski Disgusting terrorists! Wtf?? Real sacred huh!? Money hungry scum! May we forever reap the benefits of oil, and leave the rest to suffer!🇺🇸⛽️🇺🇸⛽️🇺🇸⛽️🇺🇸
1 week agoShawnna Punteney They have zero credibility! I hope everyone sees this! Some news station needs to pick it up!
1 week agoKarl Gentz Thank you to all the people out there cleaning that bs up, I'm sure it's a thankless job for you guys and probably even getting ridiculed from the so called water-protectors! Thank you for protecting the water from the garbage and the waste of a bunch of wasteful kids partying that refused to help out!
1 week agoDon Paulson Jr. Remember the commercial in the 80's of the Indian walking around seeing all the trash, this is what I think of. #" environmentalists " joke
1 week agoBeth Timm Once again protesting something they know nothing about and causing destruction and polluting the water and land! Way to go idiots!
1 week agoJon Roberts They were protecting nothing but there own pockets....water protectors my ass!
The legal fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline river crossing near Cannon Ball, N.D., is not over, but the safe bet is that the last phase of the controversial project is a go. Two tribes are seeking a temporary injunction to stop construction near the site of months of tribal protests, but the wor...
Aerial views of the protest camps as end date of February 22 nears for all campers to vacate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property near Lake Oahe and the Missouri
6 days agoRyan Green Ya that is pretty bad, when you protest too protect the mother earth and then leave mother earth like they did? Looks like a double edged sword to me?
6 days agoVerona Keller Anyone who's lived around these people,and have seen their towns on the rez,and their homes,shouldn't have expected anything different.....
6 days agoDev Mogren Last night the one person interviewed saying he/they need HELP moving out or to higher ground or back to the RES! Now that cooked my goose!!!! THEY went there.... THEY made the mess.....THEY can clean it up and THEY can move THEMSELVES!
6 days agoKent Swenson Pull the registration on all those vehicles, fine the owners for abandoning vehicle and environmental cleanup. That's one way to save some tax dollars. Tired of hearing about how much of our North Dakota dollars are being spent on these shitheads.
1 week agoMarlene Frank Water is life---oh wait a minute--I guess water will be toxic if all the crap left behind by the very people supposedly protecting it gets in and pollutes the water. Hmmm. Maybe we should ship a few truck loads to the left wing celebs with a sign that reads "THAT'S LIFE".
1 week agoForrest Van Orman Hmmmm, Jill Stein to the rescue? Oh that's right the election is over. Didn't think so.
1 week agoConnie Connolly Do you think Jane Fonda would get her hands dirty by helping to clean up this mess...I don't think so
1 week agoTravis Rodenhizer And they are still using the Same rhetoric...... Even after the Hypocrisy is exposed..... The Proverb is True .... A dog returns to its Vomit to consume it and a pig returns to its muddy filthy wallow to roll around in it.
1 week agoPaula Koffler The world is watching. They are pretty quiet now. Where are the celebrities spearheading the clean up efforts? Oh wait, they are onto the next cause, not giving any thought to what they have done to our environment. Why would they? Makes me so mad!
shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Print Email RedditDespite the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s call for protesters to close down camps, not to mention the looming completion of the pipeline itself, a left wing veterans group called Veterans Stand has been raising money to “deploy” activists to North Dako...
1 week agoRobert Charboneau Really vets with weed?? I'm pretty sure weed is a must with someone with PTSD. Fuck the protest but don't hate on men who sacrificed for this country and need medicating from a plant.
1 week agoJay Grimsrud It looked to me, that a bunch of tweakers were on the front lines for the protestors!!!! Will come as no surprise when that news leaks out!!
1 week agoAmy Thompson They have a million excuses though as to why they think it's ok they had pot. They seem to think it's ok for veterans to smoke pot because of PTSD. They don't seem to care if it's illegal or not.... the excuses and bullshit are getting old!!
1 week agoLaVern Whitey Fredriksen It's easy to lie and say your a vet.... and we know it's easy to see they have no problem lieing. .... putting on camouflage pants don't make you a vet.... most vets would never stand against another vet... or with one committing a crime or crimes in these cases...
1 week agoBill Halbert It doesn't matter what fraternity the criminal belongs to. Dope is dope, and bombs are bombs.
This week Congress will vote to end a harmful, anti-energy regulation implemented by the Obama administration at the last minute.
1 week agoElaine Cain She has always voted for the energy. She crossed party lines and voted for the keystone pipeline. She also voted for six of trumps cabinet picks so for you people who this she is just follow party line start doing some research and get educated on what your talking about. It doesn't reflect poorly on her when you open your mouth and are wrong. It just shows you came unprepared and need to go back home and study up.
1 week agoEugene Felchle The oil in North Dakota has destroyed our environment our neighborhoods are no longer safe shut off all oil and send everybody back to where they came from
1 week agoCarter Heiser The BLM is not holding down drilling, it is price, less regulation while lowing cost, well lead to more production and lower prices. Have we not learned any thing the since 2014?
1 week agoEdna Hammeren Stand up for the people in North Dakota who's livelihood depends on working in the energy industry! OR else Vote her out next time around. Period!
1 week agoJaci Oakland She has crossed the party line other times for the state. She listens to what the majority of her constituents want and votes accordingly. That's a lot more than Hoeven did on the DeVos nomination.
1 week agoJaime 'Jem' Martin If Heitkamp can't get on board with this, North Dakota isn't the state for her!!!
1 week agoBill Thomas There should be NO BLM!! There should be no ARMY CORPS of ENGINEERS administered lands - sell off ALL unused and/or unneeded property and PAY DOWN THE NATIONAL DEBT!!!
1 week agoJason Pies The Bureau of Land Management needs to be abolished!!!
1 week agoEd Waa Cuz dumbrimple gave all his cronies bounces. Thought they were gonna get rich off the boom and spent like drunken sailors. No offence Sailors.
1 week agoMichael Roehrich ND had a surplus before any new drilling took place. Now that it has slowed down, our leaders are crying like we are starving to death in the state. I just want to know where the hell all the money went that responsible people would have saved up during the boom? If we had a surplus before the oil, how can we be starving when we still have some oil revenue coming in? How can we afford to replace every highway sign in the state if we really are in such bad financial shape? Lots of unanswered questions.
Throughout the protests surrounding the Dakota Access pipeline in Morton County, N.D., many people have been asking how these protesters are being funded. Anyone who takes even a moment to try to follow the money cannot possibly avoid ending up on a page hosted by the charity fundraising web platfor...
1 week agoMike Odegard This is where the new Civil War will start.
1 week agoRobert Tkach Figures it would be Democrats behind this and former Obama advisors showing themselves for what their party stands for and that is VIOLENCE AND CIVIL UNREST!
1 week agoShelly Meyhoff The thing is, the oil is going to be drilled even without the DAPL, it is being drilled and hauled by truck or train; both of which are more dangerous than with a pipeline. Stopping the pipeline is not going to stop the drilling.
1 week agoMatt Zurn Those stupid idiots have no clue! They turned it into a garbage dump! Now funding stupid F's! Any ass can have a gofundme account thats not legit
1 week agoEvan Steven Bottom picture is not of the #nodapl protest camp, You fools.... it's winter in north dakota now. Find another LIE please
1 week agoRon Bruce I wish everyone would see this and study the facts a lot of people had the wool pulled over their eyes.
1 week agoBrian War It's about people like Sorros paying terrorists to riot for a cause they know nothing about!!!
1 week agoJeff Tuhy Make the tribe pay the cleanup bill.
1 week agoRhonda Olin Gabriella Isabella, here is what is happening near Cannonball, North Dakota. So-called environmentalists left tons of garbage which needs to be removed before the spring thaw so it doesn't pollute the Missouri River. There is also a lot of human waste that they have to deal with. Fecal matter will surely go into the river. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's drinking water source was recently moved down to South Dakota so it shouldn't contaminate their water. So if you want to talk about hypocricy this is a great example.
1 week agoKeith Gilbertson ND is spending big $$$$$$$ cleaning up behind these,,,,, "earth protectors"
1 week agoBradley Norgart Morton county gets no oil revenues. That's what this has been about. Money for the tribe.
1 week agoDavid Bailey Wonder what the cost of clean up is from these dingleberries trashing the place? Also who has to pay for it?
1 week agoMarsha Rand this is a news story from a few days ago, shot by my local station here in Bismarck. Interestingly enough, it's receiving no national attention. Please help this video go viral Bakken Backers. https://www.facebook...103/?pnref=story
Four dynamic speakers will allow attendees to get a real glimpse of exactly how energy production in the western half of the state affects not only North Dakota economy, but everyone who lives, works and plays there.
CANNON BALL, N.D. — Construction has resumed on the Dakota Access Pipeline as opponents continue trying to fight the project in court.Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, said Thursday Feb. 9, he expects the pipeline will be complete and transporting oil by early April.The U.S. Army Corps....
1 week agoRichard Feld Protesters prefer trashed campsites and dependence on foriegn oil. They prefer unemployment and gas $4 a gallon gas prices.
1 week agoMarilyn Zeman In reading the Tribe's filing, they claim the pipeline will ruin the water for religious ceremonies. Then, 1) pull up all pipelines across that river and 2) what about the sewer and garbage from Prairie Knights in the river and soon to be from the protest camps in Spring. Just a thought.
1 week agoMelanie Jayne Even if I didn't agree with the pipeline (which I do) I would still be for it after what the rioters have done to ND! Hate those liars, rioters and welfare bums.